What are the hazards of painting over paneling?
Paint applied over a glossy surface may easily scratch and chip. But, not to worry! You can enjoy the exquisite detail of French boiserie for many years, provided that your painter prepares the woodwork properly. First, the paneling must be thoroughly cleaned. Many experts like to use TSP (trisodium phosphate) because it does not leave a heavy film. After the surface is dry, it should be deglossed. Your painter may lightly sand the oak, or may opt to apply a liquid sanding solvent. The liquid deglosser will remove any grease or oils that the TSP missed, and will also prepare the paneling. For the best adhesion of a primer. Since you’re painting over dark wood, it will be important to apply a heavy-duty primer-sealer such as Kilz or Zinsser’s B-I-N. To save on the amount of finish paint needed, the primer may be tinted to match your top coat. And finally, the artistry can begin! For lasting results, ask your painter to use a top-grade oil-based paint. Q. Someone painted over the fancy c