Updating wood paneling
To give solid wood paneling a new look, either lightly sand and paint the wood or remove the boards and replace with drywall.If the paneling is knotty pine, be sure to use a stain blocking, oil or shellac based primer to help prevent the resin in the wood from bleeding through the paint.Did you think I was going to flake out on you again? The fireplace was a multi-colored brick, with a brass screen and orange oak mantel that matched the paneled wall and the kitchen cabinets. All of the leather furniture, except for the sofa, was moved out of the room and replaced with two pairs of upholstered chairs.
The fireplace was given a coat of light gray paint, and the busy crown moulding/corbel mantel was replaced with a very simple rough hewn-looking mantel.
The brass fireplace screen was given a couple of coats of black paint (Rustoleum high heat paint).
Place masking tape along the area of the wall or area of the area of the furniture that you do not want to be painted.
If there is old paint on the surface of the wood panel, remove this layer with some paint stripper and a paint remover tool.
Before you start painting wood paneling, prepare the surface first.