Re: Paneling over Drywall,Paint or remove it?
It will depend on what type of house you have (stick frame, manufactured home ), and how the paneling is attached.
If it's a manufactured home, then the paneling will likely be the ONLY wall surface, meaning that there will be no drywall behind it. If it's a standard stick framed house then there will be drywall.
Paneling may be attached in a few ways, nails, glue, or both. If you're lucky, it will only be nailed, leaving the drywall behind in relatively decent shape. If there's glue then you can count on extensive damage to the drywall once the paneling is removed. You can either overlay the drywall with new 1/4" drywall or attempt to float out the damaged areas and retexture.
We can give more specifics as we know more about your house.
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