Wall Paneling Disposal in North PortFor the most part, wall paneling disposal isn’t usually all that difficult. But, all the stuff that goes with it is — that will pose a significant challenge. This is due to the fact that insulation, electrical wiring, and other materials must be dealt with in different ways. Some are recyclable while others aren’t. That’s why a junk removal service is so helpful because you don’t have to deal with it.
Dark wood wall paneling sure had its heyday, and it surely is over! Wall paneling can be tricky to update, and whether you can resurface it by filling in the grooves depends on if your paneling is solid wood or plywood. If the wall has plaster or drywall behind the paneling and the paneling wasn’t glued to the wall surface, you may be able to remove the paneling and rehab the old wall surface using drywall joint compound. —Today’s Homeowner/a>Additionally, if there are other materials, your amount of clean up work is a lot more difficult. It’s just a matter of simple arithmetic, when you increase the amount of material, there’s more debris to clean up and haul off. So, have an actionable plan ready-to-go. Then, you can move onto the wall paneling disposal.
Finishing RemovalNow, let’s get to the wall paneling removal part of the equation. Don’t make the mistake of just hammering into it to tear it down. Instead, take precautions and start by turning off the power to any outlets in the walls by shutting off the circuit breaker(s) on the main electrical panel. Then, you can opt to do one of the following, which might not require uninstalling it:
- Paint over it. While not the most preferred method, it does have its upsides. For instance, this is a low-cost, easy way to deal with old wood paneling. At the very least, it does offer an interesting texture with some color.
- Hang drywall. If the wall is equipped with insulation, then there’s no reason you can’t improve it’s look and energy efficiency. Hang drywall over it to conceal it and provide a new, clean surface.
- Stain or wallpaper it. Instead of painting, you can stain it to give it a different look.This probably isn’t your first choice but it’s always possible to wallpaper over it and just cover it up.
- Plaster over it. Instead of taking it down and replacing it, there’s the possibility of just plastering or dry-walling over it. This is more work but still less than tearing it down and replacing it.