Wood Paneling DisposalThe first thing to do with any remodeling project is to plan for the logistics. Sure, it’s going to involve the materials and final desired look, but you’ve got to think about what it is you’ll do with all the remodeling debris. That’s right. You’ve got to think about all the junk that comes with a renovation, no matter the size. You see, too many people undertake a makeover without proper planning.
Nothing screams the 1970s like a room covered in wood paneling. Even if you love the look of wood, paneling across an entire wall or around a whole room can feel overwhelming and dated. Whether you want to save money by keeping the paneling or enjoy the warmth of wood but want a fresh look, there are several ways to make the paneling feel modern without tearing it off the wall. —San Francisco Gate.comIn other words, it’s only after the mess is created that people actually encounter and think about what to do with all the debris. And, it will be a reality, make no mistake about it. You’ll need to get rid of that debris one way or another. To accomplish that, you’ll need to plan ahead, so schedule a junk hauling service before you start the project.
Garden Grove Wood Paneling Replacement OptionsOkay, so you’ve decided to get rid of that old wood paneling. Great. But, you’re wondering about any alternatives. Here’s a few suggestions for you to consider:
- Paint over it. Instead of just ripping out and having to replace it, consider painting it. You can actually change the color, if desired. But, the basic idea is to lessen the amount of work while giving the room a new look and feel. Or, you can refinish it with stain.
- Plaster over it. Instead of taking it down and replacing it, there’s the possibility of just plastering or dry-walling over it. This is more work but still less than tearing it down and replacing it.
- Hang drywall. If the wall is equipped with insulation, then there’s no reason you can’t improve it’s look and energy efficiency. Hang drywall over it to conceal it and provide a new, clean surface.
- Stain it. Instead of prepping and priming it for paint, take a similar approach and stain to refinish it. Solid wood paneling is able to be sanded, smoothed, and then varnished or stained for a different shade or tone. Before you jump into this, use a scrap piece of the paneling to test it out.