Handy tips for revitalizing paneled rooms
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Handy tips for revitalizing paneled rooms

Paneling is a low-cost way to cover problem walls. In the 1960s and 1970s, paneling was very popular. Sold in large panels, paneling was relatively easy to hang, and quickly became a staple of dens and finished basements.

But few of today’s homeowners are enamored with the look of faux wood paneling. Those who purchase homes that have paneling on the walls often search for ways to transform the look of rooms in which the walls are covered in paneling. While paneling does go up quickly, removing it may not be as simple. Explore these options for giving paneled walls a new look.


The fastest way to breathe new life into a paneled room is to paint over the paneling. The texture of the paneling will show from beneath, giving the room appeal without the dark hue of the wood or veneer panels. Consult with a paint store or home improvement center to determine the most effective way to cover up paneling with paint. Sometimes it is wise to lightly scuff the paneling with a fine-grit sandpaper so that the paint will adhere. Shiny or glossed paneling can be dulled with a de-glossing product. Sometimes a combination of a thick primer and color will grip the paneling and reduce the number of coats needed to cover it. Also, invest in a high-quality, professi…………… continues on LubbockOnline.com

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Homecoming Sunday at church

On Sunday, First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., will celebrate Homecoming Sunday and the arrival of its new senior pastor, the Rev. Richard S. DenUyl Jr. All are invited to attend a worship service at 10 a.m. in the meetinghouse, which will be followed by a picnic. The event is geared to all ages, with bouncy houses, and obstacle course and games. Theme is “Blessings All Around.” Free to visitors. RSVPs not required, but call 203-637-1791 or email barbaraw@fccog.org to sign up in advance or for more information.

Panel to address teen addiction

An adults-only roundtable discussion on “Addiction and the Brain, Myth vs. Fact,” the social and emotional implications of addiction on teens and young adults, will lead off the Distinguished Speakers Series on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave. Joined by a panel of experts from the community, topics include effects of drugs on the developing adolescent, how to approach your children when discussing drug use and the myriad of support…………… continues on For the Record – Greenwich Time

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