Peel and stick wall panels – If your new home comes with a room full of dark wood panels, you may not be too fond of its dated look. Even if your wall panels have a more modern look, you’ll be tired of their ribbed look after a while. Dragging panels is often a chance because you have no idea what the state of the wall under the panels is. Fortunately, there are several ways to cover your panels, so your walls have a smooth and even surface without pulling out a ton of nails.
One of the easiest ways to cover peel and stick wall panels is to paint over it. If panels go from floor to ceiling, simply paint the entire wall in a color of your choice. For panels that only reach halfway on the wall, you have the ability to paint the entire wall of the same color or paint the upper and lower parts in complementary shades. Because wood paneling tends to be dark, because using a light shadow covers it immediately turns the room, lighter and widen the space. Be sure to prime panels before painting it so that color sticks to the surface better.
Another way to mask the appearance of dated peel and stick wall panels is to cover it with wallpaper. This method requires some work because the wallpaper cannot really stick to a structure or roughened surface like panels. Placing lining paper on panels gives a smooth, flat surface that you can easily use wallpaper over. If you’re still worried about the wall looking uneven, go with structured wallpaper that can help the mask little unevenness that can show through. Patterned wallpaper can also help.