Interior paneling repair suggestions?

Have minimal water damage to paneling on walls but what I do have has made the paneling paper thin and brittle. We plan on painting the interior paneling but even paint won't cover the damage. Does anyone have any suggestions that may not involve alot of work or money? Thnx! Mark 

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Comment by Mark Hann on May 15, 2014 at 3:11pm

Thnx a Bunch for the advise!

Comment by Lakota Wolf on May 15, 2014 at 2:05pm

Thin type contact paper like ya buy at walmart etc, isnt the best to work with over any damage, it will show every lil wrinkle ,crease etc because of the thinness. and heat will make it ripple and peel away. A heavier grade of wall paper works best,, as Norma Jean mentioned. Its easily applied and works great and the plus is,,, It's paintable if you dont like the pattern or color ya picked out.

I have tried the contact paper with disaterous results, and went with heavier duty wall paper covering,, Was very easy to measure and cut and apply and after the task was completed, It looked great and after 2 yrs with it on the wall,, there wasnt any flaws noticable. Oh yea, I even painted it and it looked great,, Held the paint very well.

Comment by Mark Hann on May 15, 2014 at 1:14pm

Okay, thnx! I was wondering if maybe contact paper would stick and if it could be painted?

Comment by Norma Jean de Leon on May 15, 2014 at 11:05am

textured wall paper the one I bought looks like bead board it is white it is thick to cover inperfections and is paintable to any color you want with water base paint there are other patterns to choose from Lowe's and home depot carry them in the wall paper section.

they can be applied with wall paper glue, if you need something stronger because it does't skick try watered down water base glue (i.e. elmers glue)

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