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Old 09-03-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Hi, all. Newb question here. I don't want to get into a big Reno project, just spruce things up a bit. Looking at a Beachcomber TM15 and noticed the huge amount of interior wood panelling. Any way one can paint over the panelling with a bright white coat of paint? Any sanding required? I am thinking a nice light coloured interior would open the space up. Thoughts?

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Is the surface real wood or wood grain contact paper?
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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I think in either case a cost of "Kilz" sealer is always called for, followed by your choice of interior latex paint.

I have done repaints on both types of surfaces with good results. I have even painted over wallpaper coated paneling the same way with good results.

The ones that I have seen that look like cr@p, without exception, did not use a sealer coat first. Kilz is the best.

BTW: Reno is a city in NV.
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Hi, all. Newb question here. I don't want to get into a big Reno project, just spruce things up a bit. Looking at a Beachcomber TM15 and noticed the huge amount of interior wood panelling. Any way one can paint over the panelling with a bright white coat of paint? Any sanding required? I am thinking a nice light coloured interior would open the space up. Thoughts?

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Try this, it's great stuff...
Zinsser 1-gal. Perma-White Semi Gloss Exterior-203287 at The Home Depot
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Sound perfect guys, thanks. I will pass that along to my wife when she says it looks drab as is.

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I always used Kilz but doing my research from others I used Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 on everything in my camper. Worked out great. Then I bought the Behr Satin Enamel marked down from returns and I am Happy Happy Happy!
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