Whether you want to change the color, texture or both, you can find the ideal option for your room.
“I usually paint it off white and do a very light darker wash over it.
It’s enviable when I’m staging homes, that every once in a while, I’m going to come across a room, usually a family room or a basement, that has dated dark old wood paneling. NOT only does wood paneling date a house it devalues the home as well.
Sure, you probably will find a potential home buyer that would be willing to take it on and put in an offer, but be warned that they are taking $$ off their offer to compensate for the work that awaits them.
“Yes, you can do a white wash…I had hideous paneling in my kitchen, and I bought a huge bucket of drywall compound and slopped it all over the walls.
One coat of Kilz, wait the allotted time and then paint with your color of choice. I did this for a store here in South Africa and it turned out great!