finish installing beadboard to cover the ceiling. trim the final board, if necessary, from the tongue side. install lattice trim around the perimeter of the ceiling, tight against the siding to cover the expansion gap. cut the pieces of lattice with a miter saw. using a brad nailer, tack the lattice to the beadboard.
to install ceiling drywall, start by applying adhesive to the joists where the first sheet of drywall will go. next, raise the drywall up with the help of a friend or drywall lift. once the first piece is in place, repeat the process along the first wall, making sure the tapered edges face down.
third, i wanted narrow-ish tongue and groove boards – well, somewhere in between the width of beadboard (sans bead) and 6″ standard tongue and groove boards. ultimately, i chose these pine boards from lowes which are a little over 3″ wide, 5/16″ thick, and 8′ long.
diy beadboard ceiling. originally published may 6, 2014. last updated may 17, 2020. i am a huge fan of upgrades like beadboard. i love both traditional and cottage styles, and it ties into both nicely.
attach the beadboard. use masonry screws and a drill to apply one screw every 18 inches on top of the stud. masonry screws work best on plaster -- regular panel nails will not be able to penetrate the plaster. if the walls have no studs, apply a panel adhesive to the back of the beadboard and to the wall. press each panel firmly into place.
scraping the old popcorn texture off may not be an option, but installing new drywall right over the old popcorn ceilings is possible with the right tools and a bit of hard work. step 1 use a stud finder to find the ceiling joists and make pencil marks on the wall.
the beadboard can actually be quite a bit smaller (a few inches on each side) than the ceiling since you will be masking the edges with trim board: we also had to map out and cut out a hole for the can light. because you have wiggle room on the edges of the board, this is actually easier than you would think: step 3: install beadboard.
beadboard backsplash in a kitchen or bath will be subject to more water stains and residue. try wiping it down daily or weekly to avoid buildup. beadboard wainscoting is a simple project and once you've learned the installation process, you can use this popular decor on walls, as a backsplash upgrade or even on a ceiling.
when installing shiplap over drywall, start with battens on finished ceilings family handyman if you're installing tongue and groove boards over drywall (or plaster especially), it's a good idea to install 1x2 battens and fasten them directly to the framing with 2-1/2-in. screws.
they are typically spaced 16 inches apart from center to center. cut a small hole in the ceiling to locate a joist if there isn't one already. cut a piece of drywall to fill any holes. the drywall should be the same thickness as the plaster. use drywall screws to attach the drywall to the joists or lath. this piece doesn't have to be a perfect fit.
a beadboard ceiling can be used to level out an uneven ceiling by adding shims. although beadboard is typically thought of as a wall material, it's great for ceilings as well, and it's relatively inexpensive. by using tongue and groove beadboard, you can hide the nails for cottage feel with a seamless look.
if you are installing beadboard over drywall, choose a panel with 3/8-inch or 1/4-inch thickness. that will ensure a reveal, albeit a narrow one, at the point where your beadboard meets the door .
how to install panel board over damaged drywall. while drywall is a popular wall sheathing choice, when it becomes badly damaged you might as well throw popularity out the window. holes and dents .
1) you can install the beadboard directly on top of the existing plaster by nailing into the wood lath as support. i like to use some construction adhesive on the backs of the boards when using this method for added security. 2) the other option is remove the plaster from the lath and install the beadboard into the lath.
removing a popcorn ceiling is a messy, time-consuming job. fortunately, in most cases, it’s not necessary because you can easily cover up that unsightly texture with ceiling panels or planks. most options easily install directly over your existing popcorn ceiling using the easy up track and clip installation system.
warning: this ceiling project is not for everyone. installing wood paneling on a ceiling can be difficult for homeowners unused to working on a ladder or who dislike heights. consider doing this project over several days to give your arms a chance to rest, depending on the size of the room.
the moldings will be replaced over the beadboard in the finished project. beadboard may be installed over drywall or old plaster providing these materials are solidly attached to the wall framing. in our project, we installed the beadboard as a countertop backsplash and needed to remove the old laminate from the wall.
trying to attach 4x8 1/4' thick beadboard paneling to a ceiling in our laundry room. will be attaching the paneling to the existing drywall into the joists. would like to avoid using adhesive and rely on paneling nails approximately every 12' along the joists.
i'm finishing a laundry room in my basement and i want to install 1/4" beadboard paneling over the drywall (floor to ceiling). i think it makes sense to glue the paneling onto the drywall to avoid any bubbles forming. i'm not crazy about using an adhesive since any future changes will need to re-plaster the walls if they remove the paneling.
plywood is viable as a ceiling material, particularly in the basement. plywood allows easier access to pipes, ducts and wiring than drywall. plywood serves capably as ceiling material in garages, shops and rec rooms when aesthetic design is not an issue. some ceilings that appear to be beadboard are actually routed plywood.
tongue and groove ceiling installation. these mdf (medium density fiber board) tongue and groove planks are installed over furring strips with what comes in the box, with easy up tracks and clips, or with easy up clips over an existing 15/16” grid.
a drywall ceiling is at least a two-person job, and even with two people, it helps to have a drywall lift, a rental tool that lifts the panels to the ceiling and holds them in place while you fasten them. a 4-by-8-foot sheet of standard 1/2-inch drywall weighs about 52 pounds, but the weight is just part of the battle.