If 1970s-era style isn't your first choice for home decor, you may be wondering what to do about a room full of paneled walls.
I am trying to remodel an older (1977) trailer to look modern, fresh and newer. How can I make my trailer look really nice inside and outside without spending too much?How can I paint the ugly dark brown doors and dark paneling? Usually you need to use something that keeps the background from bleeding through.Cathy In my bedroom of our 1976 mobile home, we removed the built-in drawer unit/vanity in the master bedroom to make use of "outdated" space.We then covered the brown paneled walls and closet doors with inexpensive paintable textured wallpaper.We thought it would create a lot of upheaval and interruptions to our lives. There was no way we could sell our home as-is in a soft real estate market.
Wanting to move overseas where life is slower and cheaper, we did plenty of reading about every possible to make a house look attractive to buyers, and watched more episodes of than we probably needed to.
She and husband David bought a house that was stuck in a bit of a 1970s time warp and spent the last few years updating it.
The before and after photos are pretty jaw-dropping.
A quality stain-blocking primer ensures that the paint adheres to the paneling; otherwise, it may flake or peel off in a short time or not adhere well even as you apply it.
Select a quality primer for the best coverage; then roll it on, using a brush as needed to reach the depths of the grooves in the paneling.
You can always recover dining room chairs with fabric from the fabric store and put on heavy plastic over it to keep them looking great very inexpensively.