37+ Painting Fake Wood Paneling. In most cases, your best option is to paint over them. Learn the painting trick to making it look great.
However, if your house is full of paneling that is dated, damaged, or made of an inferior. Simply painting the trim involves much less work than tearing it out and replacing the room with drywall, plus we love the textured look of painted paneling. Painting fake wood paneling is easy.
That is, unless you cover it with drywall compound.
Even left unpainted, fake wood paneling can have a campy appeal, mr. Clean the paneling that needs to be painted. Remaining paneling will not be coming down. Just painted 2 coats of paint.