How to Reseal Wood Paneling for Walls

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  • 4-8 hours
  • Beginner
  • 45-80
What You'll Need
Paint tray
Paint roller
Bucket of water
Water repellent sealer (resin-based)

Installing wood paneling for walls adds an element of elegance to a home. However, you need to keep proper care and maintenance for your wall wood paneling to look good and to prevent damage from harsh elements. Resealing wood paneling for walls can prevent and protect the wall from damages. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions.

Clean the Wall Wood Paneling

With a bucket of water and cloth, wipe down the entire wood paneling you want to reseal. This is to remove any dirt and dust on the wall. Then, mix detergent into the bucket of water and use a cloth to wipe the wall again. This is to remove any particles thoroughly. Let the wall air dry for 15 to 30 minutes.

Apply Water Repellent Sealer

After the wood paneling wall has dried, pour the water repellent sealer onto the paint tray. Use a paint roller to apply it to the entire wood paneling wall. Be sure to use a resin-based water repellent sealer, as it prevents the growth of mold. Let the sealer air dry. Apply a second layer of sealer if desired.