April 21, 2024


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How to Install a Whitewashed Knotty Pine Wood Plank Ceiling

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Do you want to update the glimpse of the ceiling in a area in your household?  See how I updated our basement ceiling with a whitewashed knotty pine wood plank board.  I will get you by the Do-it-yourself wood plank ceiling course of action stage-by-stage.

You can also insert very similar character to other spots of your home by adding a wood plank accent wall or wood plank wainscoting, a planked kitchen area island layout, or a plank headboard wall. 

DIY Whitewashed Knotty Pine Wood Plank Ceiling in a Basement

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Do-it-yourself Whitewashed Wooden Plank Ceiling

This ceiling actually reworked the glimpse of this area in our household.  We like how it turned out. We are imagining of doing this in other rooms in our household but ahead of we do that I needed to check out how we liked it in this area in the basement.

We experienced now installed new flooring, so now that we have a new basement ceiling, we just have to do everything in between! #youmightbeaRemodelaholic

See the befores of our Jordan household below and all the jobs for this household below.

Time Essential:

Several days

Measurement of Task:

11′ x 14′ (154 square ft) ceiling with element drop down.  This area is below the principal flooring of the household in the basement.

Price and Components:

Neighborhood hardware store rates

  • (4) boxes 8′ long Knotty Pine Wooden V-Plank Boards Kits    $54.01/box
    • 41 rows at 11′ – 6″
    • About 500′ of boards (sixty three boards, 3.five box kits)
    • Add ten% more boards for midsection.  50 % a box worked terrific for me.
  • (one) Gal. White Latex Paint                                                            $31
  • (ten) ten oz. DAP DYNAGRIP Adhesive                                      $4/ten oz.
  • (one) box one one/4″ Pin Nails                                                                 $ten/box
  • Whole Cost                                                                                 $261

Installing Whitewashed Boards On Basement Ceiling DAP DYNAGRIP

Equipment Utilized:

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Whitewashing and Set up Techniques

one. Whitewash Boards 1st.

This will preserve you a whole lot of time and headache if you do this very first.  I experienced greater regulate of the shade when I took the time to whitewash the boards ahead of I installed them.

How to Whitewash Knotty Pine Boards for DIY Basement Plank Ceiling

Dilute the paint of selection with h2o. I used about 75% paint to twenty five% h2o for this glimpse. I didn’t want it to be too white so I wiped it off, with a rag, correct soon after implementing the paint with a brush. Let that dry for a pair of hours then you can commence installing.

Associated Studying: Use this shade washing strategy to stain wood any shade!

2. Clear the Surface.

Wash the ceiling with a moist rag and some dish soap to remove any grime or dust.  This will enable the boards adhere to the ceiling when you glue them in location.

You are going to also want to remove the mild fixtures to reinstall soon after your plank ceiling is installed. We took this chance to swap the flush-mount “boob lights” with can lights and we like the difference! Far more data about that coming in the video.

Read through more about installing recessed can lights or see our picks for more trendy flush-mount fixtures below.

3. Mark All the Floor Joists or Ceiling Rafters.

In my situation, I was in the basement underneath the principal level of the household, so I located all the flooring joists with a stud finder and chalked a line throughout the area to recognize the middle of every single flooring joist with a chalk line, so I could nail the boards to the flooring joists powering the drywall in the ceiling.

Mark Joists to Install Whitewashed Planks on Ceiling for Basement Ceiling Update

I have observed and researched other approaches to installing boards on the ceiling, but I determined that just nailing and gluing to the ceiling was the most effective alternative for me.  Our concluded ceiling height without the new boards was 7′-6″ and I didn’t want to make it too considerably shorter with other approaches that I saw.

See how other DIYers have installed a plank ceiling in the kitchen area and in the attic, and a reclaimed wood plank ceiling in a bedroom.

4. Start very first row.

Start on the longest wall in the again of the area, reverse of the doorway.  I ran the boards the duration of the area, perpendicular to the doorway.  Lower the boards as you go with a miter saw.

Installing Whitewashed Knotty Pine Boards On Ceiling Tongue Toward Entry Of Room

Oriented the boards so the the tongue of the boards were being experiencing the entry of the area.  I needed to make absolutely sure that from the entry of the area you could not see into the gaps of the tongue and groove of the boards.

I utilized the DAP DYNAGRIP Adhesive to the again of the board

Installing Whitewashed Boards On Ceiling Glueing Boards

Then used the pin nailer to maintain it in location on the ceiling when the adhesive dries.  I nailed in to the edge of the tongue at and angle, to conceal most of the nail heads.  For the reason that I used a pin nailer most of the holes wherever so smaller it didn’t even mater too considerably that they wherever showing.

Installing Whitewashed Knotty Pine Boards On Ceiling Nailing With Pin Nailer

five. Offset the Ends of the Boards

Offset the ends of the boards at minimum 4″ from the prior row.  You want to keep away from lining up the ends on every single row as considerably as you can.  This will give you a nicer staggered glimpse.

Installing Whitewashed Knotty Pine Boards On Ceiling Stagger Ends Of Boards

6. Repeat the System Until finally the Ceiling is Finished

Repeat installing the tongue and groove planks till you have included the ceiling. The approaching video will include how to measure and reduce all-around the holes for your lights, so be absolutely sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see that!

For the very last row of boards I ripped the boards to width with a desk saw dependent on the remaining width I needed to end it off.  I reduce off the tongue conclude of the board.  You also have to remove 50 % of the groove up against the ceiling in get to glue this piece in location.

Installing Whitewashed Knotty Pine Boards On Ceiling for a Basement Plank Ceiling

After the very last board is installed then you are carried out.  We still left the ceiling with whitewashed flat sheen glimpse and we like it.

Basement Whitewashed Knotty Pine Plank Wood Ceiling with Recessed Can Lighting

What do you think?  Let us know in the reviews underneath if a whitewashed knotty pine board ceiling is one thing you would like in your home. Please share and pin for later on!

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