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Friday, November 20, 2009

Getting the House Updated? What About the Paneling?

Many of our neighborhood homes were built in the 1950's, 60's and 70's when dark wood paneling was "in." 
 Now in this century, buyers find that look "out," so what can you do if you are getting ready to sell your Hollywood Park home?  The least expensive option is to paint the paneling.  It's not a costly procedure, and painting paneling is something the average homeowner can do himself.  The most important thing is to use the right materials.  According to local handyman Johnnie Chuoke, you need to:
  1. Clean the old paneling with Tri Sodium Phosphate (TSP) to remove dirt and wax.  Let it dry thoroughly.
  2. Apply Coronado Seal to help seal the surface and keep the paneling stain from bleeding through.
  3. After it is dry, paint over it with your favorite color of Coronado Crylicover, a good washable paint.  
You'll want to go with a light, neutral color to lighten and brighten the home, and please the buyers!

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