Removing Paneling: What to Do when Your Walls Are Ready for a New Look

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Tom Kraeutler
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 I want to remove the paneling in a couple of rooms. Having removed a piece of paneling, I find several coats of paint peeling off of the walls. Not all the paint is loose; some is still on and hard to scrape off.

I want a smooth finish on the walls. Should I drywall over the painted surfaces with quarter-inch drywall or do you have another suggestion? Thank you!