Several years ago I treated my 'Heritage Oak paneling to several treatments with BRIWAX as which I have heard you suggest on your radio show and was delighted with the results. Now I want a new look and have decided that I would like to paint the paneling. How do I prepare the surface for painting the panels? I would like to use water-based type eggshell finish, if that is possible.
Mary, Port Moody
Wash the walls with the Shell Busey Home Cleaning formula & Rinse well. Using a pure bristle brush apply a coat of fast dry alkyd primer to the grooves and then use a roller to apply it to the flat surfaces. Tint the primer to the same shade as your finish coat. Allow to dry for 3-4 hours. Apply 2 finish coats of acrylic latex using a polyester paintbrush and paint roller.