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Old 07-21-2002, 03:42 AM
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We have paneling in our basement too. Not the good stuff either and it makes the basement so much darker. Well, I just recently saw on TV, (I'm not sure if it was Christopher Lowell or Home and Garden), and this man showed how to "re do" paneling. You fill in all spaces and problem area with joint compound. Sand. Fill in any other areas that need to be refilled. Then you can prime it and paper it or prime it and faux paint it. The wall paper section he did looked great and he sponged another section and it looked great (except I didn't like the color choice.) It seems like alot of work, but it looked so good when it was done. I'm planning on doing it in my basement so the kids can have a more kid friendly room to play in. Good luck!

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