I have this crappy wood paneling on my wall that runs from the kitchen to the family room. How difficult would it be to pull it down and put up sheet rock? This is a modular home and sorry for the crapy photo it’s the only one I got of the wall at this moment.
It won’t be hard. Aggravating would be the proper answer. Usually it is glued and nailed. It will be a pain in the butt and a lot of Aggravating work. You could get really thin sheetrock and go over it.
Not that hard to do really. Just be careful some modular and mobile homes use a thinner Sheetrock to save on weight. If you want to match other wall thicknesses go with same stuff. If you’re not bothered it’s not a huge ordeal to go from a 1/4” Sheetrock to 1/2”.
I think painting would be the way to go. I think it would look great and the paneling can be a real pain in the ass to get off depending on is they used liquid nail or something before using actual nails.
Some modular homes used the paneling as part of the truss system that’s why it’s glued. It creates a very lightweight structured component. Might want to research and determine if you should drywall over rather than remove.
Our house had wood paneling over top of drywall. We removed the paneling and their must have been a thousand nails on it. We ended up covering the old drywall with new drywall.
Others have highlighted it, but every DYI improvement project I ever did in my old modular home, one of the biggest challenges I encountered was all the damn nails they used. I swear it was like they were having a competition to see who could use the most nails to hold things together. Two foot strip of crown molding? 40 nails!! 😆
So, if you choose to take it down, good luck!