Cost to Paint and Glaze Paneling – 2021

| Last Updated: November 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 441

$ 105

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 67% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Paint and Glaze Paneling noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to paint and glaze paneling? The contractor cost to paint and glaze paneling is $441 vs. doing it yourself for $105 and saving 76 percent. 

If dark paneling in a room is aching for a facelift, you can rip it off or finish it with paint and glaze. Removing it from the walls is a major job that involves tearing out the paneling and installing new wallboard, woodwork, and trim.

For a faster and more affordable transformation, consider painting and glazing the paneling to create a colorful alternative. The project involves several processes, including cleaning, sanding, priming, painting, and glazing the paneling, all skills a handy homeowner can master.

A painting contractor who specializes in decorative finishes will charge $441 to do the job in a small 10- by-12-foot paneled room. This includes labor and material. You can buy the materials sandpaper, primer, paint, glaze and mineral spirits, brushes, roller, pan and sponges for $105 and do it yourself saving 76 percent. It’s time intensive, but well worth the effort. You’ll also need dropcloths, masking aids and a power sander.

Before you start the job consider the time required between phases to allow for the drying time. Try to empty the room of furnishings or at least move things to the center of the room so you have easy access to the paneling. Use heavy dropcloths to cover the floor and painter’s masking tape and paper to protect other surfaces. You’ll need plenty of ventilation, too.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to paint and glaze paneling you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself.

Decided to DIY this project? You might want to consider getting the job done faster with a sprayer. Here are some of our helpful guides on spray painting:

Welcome! We hope you’ll find the job costs of home improvement projects useful when you’re deciding whether to do a job yourself vs. hire a contractor. We’re the authors of 20 home improvement books, most notably Home Improvement for Dummies©, Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies©, Carpentry for Dummies©, Plumbing for Dummies©, and Painting and Wallpapering for Dummies©. Our most recent book Fix It and Flip It is in its second edition. We’ve appeared as home improvement experts on television programs such as CNN, Dateline, the Today Show, HGTV and many others.