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Unsellable Houses Says This Bold Design Choice Can Elevate Your Home
If your home has older, outdated wood paneling, Lyndsay Lamb of HGTV's "Unsellable Houses" may have the perfect solution for dealing with it stylishly — paint.
Lamb recently showed off a charming cottage remodel on the series. Some drab and dated wood paneling was painted a crisp white, making it a beautiful architectural feature.
As Lamb noted, many older homes boast beautiful and intricate genuine wood trim that would be a shame to cover with paint. In these cases, a simple restoration is better.
Wood veneer is excellent to paint since removing it can be difficult. Judging whether to paint paneling is a balance of assessing current needs and architectural history.
The older the paneling, the more challenging it may be to paint due to warping, cracking, and swelling. Be sure to prep the surface properly, as adding the paint can't be undone.