What kind of paint should I use to paint over these brown fake walls?
ThanksJacqui MiddletonParticipant@jacmJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 2,539
Are they actually wood? They look like a veneer. I am unsure if you able to paint over veneer. If you can then I'd imagine it'd be a matter of using an undercoat specific for the purpose (Zinzer brand has several different kinds for different purposes) and then paint over the top. Print out the photo and pop into your local paint shop and ask. Asking at two different paint shops would get you feeling confident in the responses you are getting.
Thanks JacM, yes, they are a horrible veneer – will ask at the paint shop.CatalystParticipant@catalystJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 1,404
Yep- light sand, oil based undercoat/sealer then paint.
Providing they are attached well (ie not coming off the wall).
I'd remove them and regyprock for a better finish. Depends how much you want to spend and if it for a rental or PPOR.thecrestParticipant@thecrestJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 992
These remind me of the linings in some old caravans and old mobile homes, and they’re usually about 3 ml thick.
I’d remove them and replace with gyprock asap.
Love the old wide real timber boards.
That house really has great character.
thecrestCazziePParticipant@cazziepJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 24
I did a reno with that veneer paneling and hideous 70's wallpaper. Sanded it all down made sure it was all sound (pvc glue in the areas that needed it), Painted with oil based undercoat and paint in a light colour and it looked fantastic.
You can also fill the grooves in veneer and joins in wallpaper and sand back to smooth if you want to. Not suggesting you do that on large areas, I had to work around existing cupboards and fittings so didn't want to rip out and gyprock.
CazTracey BParticipant@tracey-bJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 158
Ah, beautiful ranch wall! Can definitely be painted over – check out the photo in the bottom right hand corner of our web site where the wall with the heater has been painted: http://turnersbeachapartments.yolasite.com/
Just light sand, correct undercoat and paint as normal – we don't worry about filling in the grooves/joins, just make sure they are properly covered in the painting process.
Private message me if you want any more photos of some others that we've done.
Thanks, everyone for your replies, you've given me hope!
Tracey, that wall looks good.PropertyMonopolyParticipant@propertymonopolyJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 14
Hi, they will at least look better painted, if gyprock is too expensive then paint. This will need sanding to scuff the surface get a cheap electric sander and run over the lot. See the local Solver store grab water based undercoat and solver maxi wash and a short nap roller and you may need to brush down the grooves. All the best.mcqueenParticipant@mcqueenJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 4Jacqui MiddletonParticipant@jacmJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 2,539
Whatever you do choose a light colour (white…) as already suggested. I remember on The Block 2011, when Josh and Jenna first did their living room, it had a panel wall, and they painted it dark blue. The room looked like a university student share house. Not good. They re-did it i white (in fact I think they gyprocked the wall…. whatever, not always completely necessary, but the colour did have to change).
Enjoy your time at the paint store when you are faced with choosing between a million different shades of white. Dulux Whisper White is my favourite.kong71286Participant@kong71286Join Date: 2009Post Count: 261