This game is all about making stuff that looks cool as well surviving against the bad guys which are zombie, creeper, skeleton, spider and the rarest one of all is slime. Tip 1: The brush strokes in the direction of the wood grain are important, especially if you’re working with faux aged (i.e. stained new wood) rather than authentically aged planks. Dry brushing” watered-down paint seems counter-intuitive, but trust me; sometimes it’s the easiest way to create the desired texture. Whitewash planking is my choice as well, I am just searching for thing wood to use as veneer planks to save space and weight. We did not have any drywall on the ceiling at all, so everything has been planked (including the well for the skylight).
Though we stained and painted the entire accent wall and ceiling in the space (because we wanted the stain and paint to settle in the nooks and crannies authentically), I did whitewash the faux beams (which were used to cover the seams in the planks) on saw horses before installing them. Here’s the problem: ours was totally raw wood; there was no pre-existing finish, so no sanding was needed. Unfortunately, you’re right, the varnish or poly that is probably on your walls will definitely affect how paint sticks. Before beginning, we needed to determine where the studs in the ceiling were so that we would know where to nail.
We decided that we wanted beams in our kitchen, so we just butted the ends of the planks together and would cover them with the beams. If you don’t want beams or a long run of seams, just stagger your planks as you would hardwood flooring. And just as with hardwood flooring, make sure you leave a bit of a gap between the planks and the walls to allow for expansion. We face nailed nailed through the surface of our tung and groove planks to the existing ceiling – at the studs – with a nail gun and just puttied the little holes later.
If you click on the photo and enlarge it, you’ll see that we added small trim pieces to cover any gaps left between the beams and the ceiling. We did that on the beadboard ceiling in the dining room and although the people at the paint store thought I was nuts, I just love it! Our ‘starburst’ pattern ceilings are the standard 8 ft low and I am afraid that adding the planks would make it feel clausterphobic – but I love the look! We just added beadboard planking to our front porch ceiling and it is a huge improvement. I am sending your blog link to my mom- she removed a cottage cheese ceiling a few years ago and it was quite the ordeal!
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