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Patching Holes in Paneling

1. Find the edges of damaged panel and mark


2. Remove the baseboard by placing a putty knife behind the baseboard then pry off with a pry bar. Pull nails with pliers. Repeat with top molding.

3. Using a pry bar remove damaged panel starting at bottom. Pull nails as they pop.

4. Finish prying the damaged panel from bottom totop. Insert a block of wood to protect adjacent panels.
5. Scrape off all old glue with a chisel or scraper. Apply new glue to studs with a caulking gun.
6. Nail new panel at the top loosely, and wedge out, until the glue gets tacky.

7. Press the panel into place, as shown, and nail edges with brads.

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