Painting Paneling in a Ranch-Style House
Wood paneling is a fixture in many ranch-style houses from the mid-1950s — and it brings out strong feelings in many homeowners. Some folks like it; others don’t.
And both groups often have no problem telling you what to do about the wood paneling in your own home!
In this case, Cheslea knows she wants to paint the paneling.
So, we prime the paneling with a paint sprayer to make the job much easier and more efficient. That’s the because the sprayer gets inside all those pesky grooves. We’ll use the same sprayer for the finish paint.
Surprises Along the Way
Every homeowner encounters little surprises that didn’t come up during the visits before closing on the house, or inspection. The ones we found in this home range from amusing to concerning.
Chelsea likes the living room fireplace, but not its brass accessories. As she removes the logs, she notices that they’re homemade electric logs with a fake flame.
That’s an amusing surprise — now for the concerning one.
Chelsea has planned to paint Gus’ new room and reward herself afterward by removing the carpet. She hopes that will reveal hardwood floors.
Unfortunately, hardwood floors weren’t immediately under the carpet. Instead, she found a painted floor. So, an area rug is in this room’s near future!
Those are just some of the changes Chelsea and Brandon have made to their new home. Stay tuned for more from this ranch-style home’s transformation!
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