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19th May 2012, 08:39 PM
I an thinking on doing some renovations at home, I have some wood panel walls that are now outdated, and was thinking of painting over them but because they are varnished they have to be treated in a certain way. To over come this I was thinking of if I could get some thin gyprock put over the top . What would the advice be to my situation?
19th May 2012, 10:28 PM
you can get thin plasterboard (4mm). It is often used on curved walls: it is easier to bend than normal (10mm) plasterboard. It could be attached to existing panels.
I would look at the skirtings and cornice surrounding your existing wood panels. How will you fit the thin board? Remove the skirting etc?
Have you considered taking the existing panelling out and replacing with 10mm plaster?
Can you post a pic?
20th May 2012, 11:14 AM
Hi George, thanks for the response and the information, I shall take some photos and upload them.
24th May 2012, 08:20 PM
if the finish is smooth on that panelling you could use some b.i.n zinsser to prime it. it will stick to anything. top coat with what ever you want.
24th May 2012, 08:57 PM
Manofaus has come up with a good suggestion. BIN Zinnser is a sealing paint which does hide many stains and gives a good bonding coat for painting over. I had assumed that the wood panelling had grooves or a texture that you did not like. These would be hard to hide without plastering, but not impossible. You can buy a small spray can of Zinsser fairly cheaply and test it out on a piece of the wood pannelling. Give it a few days to dry out and place a piece of tape on it for a few days and then peel it off. This will give you some idea of whether the Zinnser has formed a good bond.
Post a pic of the wood panels.
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