Once the spackle is dry, smooth it with a sanding block.
Apply paint in the same way as the primer by painting the grooves first and following quickly with a roller to smooth the surface.
Most of it could possibly be sanded out, but there are multiple deep grooves and it would be a lot of sanding.
I had planned on covering or replacing it anyway, but now I don't know how to go about it.
You will need a putty knife to smooth the surface and make it even with the rest of the panel.
Wait a couple of hours and then you can paint it, or run a sander along to make perfectly smooth and THEN paint it.
Paneling was incredibly popular near the middle of the nineteenth century; usually in dark wood, and paired with a delightfully shaggy rug and some brass hardware and also lots of burnt orange.
You don't need to remove it to improve its look and incorporate it into your decor. Wood filler, available near the paint at Walmart for about a container, is a good bet for the dips where the lines in the paneling are.In some instances you may be able to remove the paneling and paint the walls directly.But often paneling was installed with both nails and adhesive, and you could damage your walls if you try to remove the paneling.Some paneling actually consists of a vinyl print that simulates the look of wood. Vinyl coatings come off quickly, revealing the pressboard underneath.If your walls have a vinyl or thin veneer finish, you'll need to take extra care when painting them.