Ideas for updating paneling
A small putty knife is the ideal tool for applying a thin layer of compound in the paneling's grooves, seams and cracks.
You may need to apply additional layers to create a completely even surface, but once the grooves are filled, you can sand, prime and paint the walls.
For the most textured finish, apply several layers of glaze in different colors.
You can hide your paneled walls completely by resurfacing them with a product that fills in the grooves and seams to create an even, smooth wall surface.
A faux finish is an ideal way to add texture to a surface with paint.
If you really want to hide the texture of your paneled walls, sponging on the paint is the best method because it provides a highly porous, mottled finish that can conceal the grooves.
Start with a base coat in your chosen color, and then sponge on a layer of tinted glaze in a complementary shade.
Opt for lightweight mason jars (such as jam jars) because adhesive strips or hooks will not be able to hold the weight of heavy jars.
Instead, go for small-sized jars of different colors and shapes for a more attractive decoration and upgrade to the boring wood paneling. Succulents will allow you to freshen up the wood panels without having to spend too much energy on taking care of the plants.
With the smooth wall surface, no one will be able to tell that there's paneling on the walls.