If you really want to hide the texture of your paneled walls, sponging on the paint is the best method because it provides a highly porous, mottled finish that can conceal the grooves.
Start with a base coat in your chosen color, and then sponge on a layer of tinted glaze in a complementary shade.
A small putty knife is the ideal tool for applying a thin layer of compound in the paneling's grooves, seams and cracks.
You may need to apply additional layers to create a completely even surface, but once the grooves are filled, you can sand, prime and paint the walls.
ood design begins — and ends — with accurate measurements. current cabinets or furniture such as washstands, commodes or linen chests in your measurements.