Paneling: Paint or Remove?
LESLIE: In Louisiana you can find The Money Pit on KEEL like Jeff does. Jeff, what’s going on at your money pit?
JEFF: I got some paneling on my walls in my den.
JEFF: And I was wondering could you mud that paneling and then paint it?
TOM: No. No. Because the paneling is fairly flexible the spackle is not going to stick to it.
TOM: It’s going to fall off. It’s not going to be smooth and flat. If you don’t like the paneling we would recommend either painting the paneling, which can be done successfully, and if you really don’t like the grooves take the paneling down and if you can’t take it down then putting another layer of drywall on top of it will be just as good.
TOM: But definitely don’t try to spackle over it, Jeff. I know many people think that can happen but it just never comes out right.
JEFF: OK. Well, I sure appreciate it.
TOM: You’re welcome, Jeff. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.