Shell Busey Blog - Wallpaper Over Wood PanellingJanuary 2nd 2018
To wallpaper over your existing wood panelling, begin by washing the entire surface with my Shell Busey Home Clearing formula. Rinse well with clear water and allow to dry thoroughly.
If the panelling is v-grooved, use a small brush and apply a coat of white glue to all the v-joints, seams and any nail holes. When the glue is dry apply a coat of lightweight spackling compound with a four-inch spackle knife. No sanding is required.
After allowing the panelling to dry, apply a roller coat of alkyd primer. Now your wall is ready for wallpaper.
It's just that easy!