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Cathy In my bedroom of our 1976 mobile home, we removed the built-in drawer unit/vanity in the master bedroom to make use of "outdated" space.We then covered the brown paneled walls and closet doors with inexpensive paintable textured wallpaper.
Doris I lived in a mobile home for 5 years and here is what I learned. Anything that can be used in a conventional house can be used in a mobile.To get rid of the paneling you need to get some tubes of painter's caulk and fill in the grooves on the panels.It takes some work but then you will have a smooth surface, My husband says the easiest way to do this is with a 3 inch wide putty knife.Anyway after you have filled the cracks you then sand a little to get the shine off the paneling and then coat with Kilz or any other good primer. By filling in the cracks and smoothing this way you can even add wallpaper borders to the walls.I am trying to remodel an older (1977) trailer to look modern, fresh and newer. How can I make my trailer look really nice inside and outside without spending too much?How can I paint the ugly dark brown doors and dark paneling? Usually you need to use something that keeps the background from bleeding through.
What about siding or putting on a peaked roof facade? First, I washed the paneling with TSP to get any oil or furniture spray that had been used to preserve the paneling then I coated it with primer before painting.
In my living room I used spackle to go between the paneling.
I just let it dry and sanded if areas were not smooth and I bought a heavy wallpaper (Sherwin Williams) that was discounted and wallpapered my whole living room. I hate dark paneling because I want as much of the sunlight and light as possible. I think I used about 5 to 6 gallons on a 14 x 70 trailer. I used one that was supposed to cover with one coat.
I just bought wallpaper paste and put it up as usual. For the outside, I washed with a pressure washer, which you can rent. I only put one coat on and I wished later I had put on two coats. I otherwise find decorating things at resale stores and yard sales.
You can always recover dining room chairs with fabric from the fabric store and put on heavy plastic over it to keep them looking great very inexpensively.
Right now, I am doing some landscape in my backyard with ferns from the woods and other greenery that is perennial.