painting over panneling
The home we just bought has thin fiberboard wallpaper panneling with plastic strips at every seam. There was a fire in the house before it was remodeled in the 80's, and the walls are probably old damaged plaster behind the pannels. I'm afraid if we remove the panneling we will have to sheetrock the entire main floor. Can I remove the strips and skim coat and paint the walls? My Mom tried wallpapering over thin fiber baord panneling and the moisture made the panneling buckle and wave really bad.