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Tips How to Improve the Look of Your Panel

By Cristian Stan Subscribe to RSS | February 16th 2012 | Views:

There are things you can do if you are not pleased anymore with the look of your wood paneling. You can try several treatments to improve the appearance of your current paneling. You just need to follow a few basic steps to have a wonderful home again. However, the task requires a certain amount of effort from your part.

Wood paneling is one of those unfortunate 1970s leftovers that many people are still living with. Styles have definitely changed, and panels are not considered high home fashion any more. However, many people with these panels on their walls don't have the budget to fix them. If that sounds like you, there is good news. There are a few things you can do to make your wood paneling snazzier; home improvement ideas that don't have to break the bank.

One of the simplest things you can do is painting your paneling. Still, you can’t simply just paint it and expect to look perfect. Proper painting requires certain preparations. First, the surface needs to be properly prepared. Using a good cleaner, the surface has to be degreased and got rid of all build-up. Next, apply the grease solution on the surface by rubbing it into the wood. Let it dry for roughly 30 minutes and apply the first layer of paint. Once it has dried, you can apply another layer if the first layer hasn’t adequately covered the paneling.

The look of the paneling can also be improved by putting some kind of paintable wallpaper on it. Actually, there are high quality wallpapers available on the market, which can be painted on. Thus, the paneling will look just like a regular wall that has been painted. When you paint the wall paper, you are able to choose any color and design you want. First, clean the wall with a strong cleaner and wait till it dries completely. Next, use caulk to fill in the grooves of the wall paneling. Trim down the excess caulk. Prime the wood paneling to stick the wallpaper. As soon as the primer has dried, you can add the wallpaper. Also, follow the instructions, if there are any, of the paint manufacturer.

The paneling can be improved by glazing it and thus adding shine to it. First, eliminate the build-up on the wall by cleaning it with a string cleaning solution. Next, paint the panel with a color of your choice. Next, mix a color with glaze and paint the paneling in small sections. It is up to you how much glaze you want on the paneling.

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