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Wallpaper Over Paneling

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guys on stairs

We have a paneled room that we'd like to wallpaper, but we can't bear the thought of what might be under the panels. Can you apply wallpaper over paneling?

– Angelena, Smithfield, Kentucky


Steve Thomas replies: You can, but it will look terrible. The right way to do the job is to pull the paneling off, fix the underlying wall, and apply the wallpaper.


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