How to Install a Whitewashed Knotty Pine Wood Plank Ceiling

Do you want to update the glimpse of the ceiling in a space in your house?  See how I updated our basement ceiling with a whitewashed knotty pine wood plank board.  I will acquire you via the Do-it-yourself wood plank ceiling system step-by-step.

You can also increase similar character to other parts of your house by incorporating a wood plank accent wall or wood plank wainscoting, a planked kitchen island design and style, or a plank headboard wall. 

DIY Whitewashed Knotty Pine Wood Plank Ceiling in a Basement

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This ceiling actually reworked the glimpse of this space in our house.  We enjoy how it turned out. We are thinking of executing this in other rooms in our house but prior to we do that I desired to test out how we preferred it in this space in the basement.

We experienced by now mounted new flooring, so now that we have a new basement ceiling, we just have to do all the things in between! #youmightbeaRemodelaholic

See the befores of our Jordan house below and all the projects for this house below.

Time Demanded:

A number of days

Size of Project:

11′ x 14′ (154 square ft) ceiling with element drop down.  This space is below the main ground of the house in the basement.

Price and Resources:

Neighborhood hardware store price ranges

  • (four) boxes 8′ extended Knotty Pine Wooden V-Plank Boards Kits    $54.01/box
    • forty one rows at 11′ – 6″
    • About 500′ of boards (63 boards, three.5 box kits)
    • Add 10% much more boards for midsection.  50 percent a box labored great for me.
  • (1) Gal. White Latex Paint                                                            $31
  • (10) 10 oz. DAP DYNAGRIP Adhesive                                      $four/10 oz.
  • (1) box 1 1/4″ Pin Nails                                                                 $10/box
  • Full Cost                                                                                 $261

Installing Whitewashed Boards On Basement Ceiling DAP DYNAGRIP

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Whitewashing and Installation Steps

1. Whitewash Boards Very first.

This will help you save you a large amount of time and headache if you do this initially.  I experienced far better manage of the color when I took the time to whitewash the boards prior to I mounted them.

How to Whitewash Knotty Pine Boards for DIY Basement Plank Ceiling

Dilute the paint of alternative with h2o. I utilized about seventy five% paint to 25% h2o for this glimpse. I did not want it to be far too white so I wiped it off, with a rag, right after applying the paint with a brush. Let that dry for a couple of several hours then you can get started putting in.

Linked Studying: Use this color washing technique to stain wood any color!

two. Clear the Surface.

Clean the ceiling with a moist rag and some dish cleaning soap to take out any dust or dust.  This will help the boards adhere to the ceiling when you glue them in area.

You are going to also want to take out the light fixtures to reinstall after your plank ceiling is mounted. We took this possibility to swap the flush-mount “boob lights” with can lights and we enjoy the variance! Far more details about that coming in the video.

Study much more about putting in recessed can lights or see our picks for much more attractive flush-mount fixtures below.

three. Mark All the Ground Joists or Ceiling Rafters.

In my situation, I was in the basement underneath the main level of the house, so I identified all the ground joists with a stud finder and chalked a line throughout the space to discover the centre of every single ground joist with a chalk line, so I could nail the boards to the ground joists at the rear of the drywall in the ceiling.

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

I have found and researched other procedures to putting in boards on the ceiling, but I made the decision that just nailing and gluing to the ceiling was the finest selection for me.  Our finished ceiling peak with no the new boards was 7′-6″ and I did not want to make it far too considerably shorter with other procedures that I observed.

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

four. Commence initially row.

Commence on the longest wall in the back again of the space, opposite of the doorway.  I ran the boards the length of the space, perpendicular to the doorway.  Minimize the boards as you go with a miter observed.

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

Oriented the boards so the the tongue of the boards were experiencing the entry of the space.  I desired to make confident that from the entry of the space you could not see into the gaps of the tongue and groove of the boards.

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

Installing Whitewashed Boards On Ceiling Glueing Boards

Then utilized the pin nailer to keep it in area on the ceiling although the adhesive dries.  I nailed in to the edge of the tongue at and angle, to cover most of the nail heads.  Since I utilized a pin nailer most of the holes the place so little it did not even mater far too considerably that they the place displaying.

Installing Whitewashed Knotty Pine Boards On Ceiling Nailing With Pin Nailer

5. Offset the Ends of the Boards

Offset the finishes of the boards at minimum 4″ from the previous row.  You want to keep away from lining up the finishes 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

six. Repeat the Method Until finally the Ceiling is Completed

Repeat putting in the tongue and groove planks till you’ve protected the ceiling. The forthcoming video will consist of how to evaluate and slash close to the holes for your lights, so be confident to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see that!

For the previous row of boards I ripped the boards to width with a table observed based mostly on the remaining width I desired to complete it off.  I slash off the tongue end of the board.  You also have to take out fifty percent of the groove up in opposition to the ceiling in order to glue this piece in area.

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

After the previous board is mounted then you are completed.  We still left the ceiling with whitewashed flat sheen glimpse and we enjoy it.

Basement Whitewashed Knotty Pine Plank Wood Ceiling with Recessed Can Lighting

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

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