Painting wood paneling – Painting of laminated wood panels can brighten a dark, dull or stained surface. Preparing panels for the primer is the basis for the project. Whether the laminate is thick or extremely thin, it must be sanded to provide primer something to bind to. Run your hands over the surface before you begin, and make sure the laminate is securely attached to the wall before sanding, priming and painting wood paneling.
Remove all switches and sockets plate cover with a screwdriver and set them aside. Lay down a plastic tarp or cloth to cover the carpet and flooring. Wear a dust mask and goggles to protect you from laminate particles. Sand wall from top to bottom with medium sandpaper, working in smooth, even strokes, with the grain. You do not need to completely remove the top layer of the painting wood paneling. The idea is to score evenly.
Vacuum the wall using a soft brush to remove dust and particles laminate. Wipe the wall with a damp cloth to pick up the remaining dust and dirt. Pour primer in a paint tray. Cut in the corners, the ceiling and baseboard lines with a trim brush. Rinse the brush and set it aside to dry, or put in a resalable plastic bag to keep it for later use.
Coat paint roller with primer. Roll it on the wall in long, smooth, cross stroke for even coverage. The primer will form a bond with the ground surface and will make the covering layer cling. Paint the primed surface with a latex top coat of your choice, using the same procedures as steps 4 and 5. Allow the topcoat to dry for 24 hours before installing the switch and outlet covers.