Tommy Mac Discussions › Forums › Fix-it Forum: Home Improvement & Do It Yourself Repair Forum › Painted tongue in groove › you get out what you put into it
This is a simple answer. The end result will be in direct relation to the amount of care and work you put into the task. If you really like the original wood, then you need to spend the time and strip it and refinish it.
If you just want a cheezy looking wood grain finish, then go to walmart, buy some adhesive contact paper go go to it.