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Repairing Plywood Paneling


Plywood paneling has been a do-it-yourself favorite for a long time. It looks good and can make short work of finishing any room, especially extra space thatís been reclaimed from an attic or basement. Minor surface repairs can be accomplished with a little stain or some colored wood filler. But larger holes, like the one shown here, need to be patched. The biggest challenge in this job is finding a replacement panel that can be used for the repair. If you canít find one, the best approach is to simply screw a board in place to cover the hole and apply a finish to match the wall paneling.

 

1. Select a piece of paneling that closely matches the color, grain, and groove pattern of the damaged area. Then cut a patch from this panel that will cover the damaged area and tape it on the wall. Score the perimeter of the patch using a sharp utility knife.

 

2. Remove the patch, and carefully cut along the score lines using the utility knife. Donít try to make the cuts in a single pass. Instead, make repeated light passes until the blade breaks through the panel.

 

3. Glue and clamp 1x3 backing boards to the sides of the panel opening. Once the glue is dry, apply adhesive to the boards, and spread it smooth using a putty knife.

4. Push the patch into the opening, and nail it to the backing boards using finishing nails. Set the nail. heads just below the surface, and cover the heads with colored wood filler that matches the paneling.

 

 

 

 

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