How to Install a Whitewashed Knotty Pine Wood Plank Ceiling

Do you want to update the glimpse of the ceiling in a room in your residence?  See how I current our basement ceiling with a whitewashed knotty pine wooden plank board.  I will get you by way of the Do it yourself wooden plank ceiling method stage-by-stage.

You can also increase very similar character to other parts of your household by adding a wooden plank accent wall or wooden plank wainscoting, a planked kitchen island structure, or a plank headboard wall. 

DIY Whitewashed Knotty Pine Wood Plank Ceiling in a Basement

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Do it yourself Whitewashed Wood Plank Ceiling

This ceiling truly remodeled the glimpse of this room in our residence.  We love how it turned out. We are thinking of performing this in other rooms in our residence but ahead of we do that I wanted to check out how we favored it in this room in the basement.

We had already mounted new flooring, so now that we have a new basement ceiling, we just have to do every little thing in between! #youmightbeaRemodelaholic

See the befores of our Jordan residence right here and all the projects for this residence right here.

Time Essential:

Several times

Dimension of Job:

11′ x 14′ (154 sq. toes) ceiling with element drop down.  This room is below the key ground of the residence in the basement.

Expense and Resources:

Area components retailer prices

  • (4) boxes 8′ very long Knotty Pine Wood V-Plank Boards Kits    $fifty four.01/box
    • forty one rows at 11′ – 6″
    • About 500′ of boards (63 boards, three.5 box kits)
    • Incorporate ten% far more boards for waist.  Fifty percent a box labored great 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
  • Overall Cost                                                                                 $261

Installing Whitewashed Boards On Basement Ceiling DAP DYNAGRIP

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Whitewashing and Installation Measures

one. Whitewash Boards Initial.

This will preserve you a large amount of time and headache if you do this very first.  I had better manage of the colour when I took the time to whitewash the boards ahead of I mounted them.

How to Whitewash Knotty Pine Boards for DIY Basement Plank Ceiling

Dilute the paint of option with h2o. I used about seventy five% paint to twenty five% h2o for this glimpse. I didn’t want it to be also white so I wiped it off, with a rag, correct following applying the paint with a brush. Let that dry for a pair of hours then you can start off setting up.

Relevant Looking through: Use this colour washing approach to stain wooden any colour!

2. Cleanse the Area.

Wash the ceiling with a moist rag and some dish cleaning soap to take away any dirt or dust.  This will help the boards adhere to the ceiling when you glue them in place.

You’ll also want to take away the gentle fixtures to reinstall following your plank ceiling is mounted. We took this prospect to swap the flush-mount “boob lights” with can lights and we love the big difference! Much more info about that coming in the online video.

Examine far more about setting up recessed can lights or see our picks for far more classy flush-mount fixtures right here.

three. Mark All the Floor Joists or Ceiling Rafters.

In my situation, I was in the basement underneath the key level of the residence, so I located all the ground joists with a stud finder and chalked a line throughout the room to determine the center of every ground joist with a chalk line, so I could nail the boards to the ground joists driving the drywall in the ceiling.

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

I have noticed and researched other techniques to setting up boards on the ceiling, but I made a decision that just nailing and gluing to the ceiling was the very best selection for me.  Our finished ceiling peak devoid of the new boards was 7′-6″ and I didn’t want to make it also a lot shorter with other techniques that I noticed.

See how other DIYers have mounted a plank ceiling in the kitchen and in the attic, and a reclaimed wooden plank ceiling in a bedroom.

4. Begin very first row.

Begin on the longest wall in the back of the room, reverse of the doorway.  I ran the boards the duration of the room, perpendicular to the doorway.  Reduce the boards as you go with a miter noticed.

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

Oriented the boards so the the tongue of the boards ended up facing the entry of the room.  I wanted to make positive that from the entry of the room you could not see into the gaps of the tongue and groove of the boards.

I used the DAP DYNAGRIP Adhesive to the back of the board

Installing Whitewashed Boards On Ceiling Glueing Boards

Then used the pin nailer to keep it in place on the ceiling even though the adhesive dries.  I nailed in to the edge of the tongue at and angle, to conceal most of the nail heads.  Due to the fact I used a pin nailer most of the holes the place so compact it didn’t even mater also a lot that they the place demonstrating.

Installing Whitewashed Knotty Pine Boards On Ceiling Nailing With Pin Nailer

5. Offset the Finishes of the Boards

Offset the finishes of the boards at the very least 4″ from the prior row.  You want to stay clear of lining up the finishes on every row as a lot 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 Course of action Until the Ceiling is Completed

Repeat setting up the tongue and groove planks until eventually you’ve covered the ceiling. The forthcoming online video will contain how to measure and reduce around the holes for your lights, so be positive to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see that!

For the final row of boards I ripped the boards to width with a desk noticed dependent on the remaining width I desired to finish it off.  I reduce off the tongue stop of the board.  You also have to take away 50 % of the groove up versus the ceiling in buy to glue this piece in place.

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

When the final board is mounted then you are performed.  We left the ceiling with whitewashed flat sheen glimpse and we love it.

Basement Whitewashed Knotty Pine Plank Wood Ceiling with Recessed Can Lighting

What do you think?  Let us know in the comments underneath if a whitewashed knotty pine board ceiling is some thing you would like in your household. Make sure you share and pin for later on!

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