White wood paneling – Old dark wood paneling can make your house feel it’s stuck in a time warp. Dark paneling makes your home feel darker and smaller. Paint old dark wood paneling will light your room. Painting also eliminates the need to replace panels with the plaster.
Apply wood kit for the nail holes or large cracks in the panels. Scoop a small amount of Kit in a filling knife and the knife swipe over the nail holes. The spatula should be narrower putty in the holes and the smooth surface of the panels. Allow the wood putty to dry completely. Lightly sand the dark wood paneling with fine grit sandpaper. This will help remove the glossy finish of the panels.Wipe the old panels with a damp cloth. This will remove the abrasive dust and dirt or debris from the white wood paneling.
Apply oil-based paint primer to the dark wood panels using a paint roller. Use a brush to fill gaps between panels or in the corners. Let the primer to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Paint the old white wood paneling with a paint roller and brush. Apply a very thin layer of latex paint of the panels. When the first coat is dry, apply a second thin layer of latex paint. Allow the second coat to dry completely before use.