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    Re: porch ceiling

    I would tear down existing drywall, then run straps (1 X4's) long way of porch, no more than 16" OC. Before you put first piece up, prime it S4S and first coat if with finish color (S4S.) This way when joints open and close due to humidity changes, the color will all be the same. Been there, done it, for a customer.

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    Re: porch ceiling

    Check with Ivey prigden, he is a member, he mills cypress. Normally beautiful stuff. As far as t&g, talk to Scott Smith, or depending when you want to do this, we can run it thru my shop.
    Absolutely RIP that ceiling down. If you want to run the long way,then put a layer of cdx ply on. That gives you nailing any place.
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    I thought of Ivey if I go the cypress route, but I'm starting to lean towards the traditional paint. I'll need to look into comparative cost. Also need to check if Ivey can mill the T&G or if I'll need to get it milled elsewhere. Thanks for your offer, I'll let you know as I get closer.

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    Re: porch ceiling

    Its a matter of preference. More maintenance with white.

    Short or long way is determined by direction of ceiling joists unless you want to fir it out. Most porch ceiling joists are perpendicular to the house wall. Personally I think it looks better the short way.

    IMO you can put over drywall as long as its dry and no mildew/mold. Saves a ton of work and clean up!! Been there/done that......Argument could be made for unequal moisture exposure, tho. I've done it interior with no problems.

    Personally I wouldn't paint cypress it looks too nice. Although the pond cypress wood we have now is probably ok to paint, but not heart cypress (in which case you should have your head examined anyway :-D

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    Re: porch ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by smallboat View Post
    sorry- no pics. its a front porch. runs left to right across the full width of the house. brick house. painted trim. what else do you need to know?
    Sorry, I didn't need to pry or ask for the obvious answers in pictures.

    I thought maybe your porch runs from right to left and not left to right with ceiling joists perpendicular to that run so I wanted a picture just to be sure.

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    Re: porch ceiling

    For the house and especially in a place nobody is really going to look anyway, I'm all about low maintenance. If it were me and unless I really wanted to paint the ceiling a different color, I would go with vinyl beadboard for the ceiling....one and done. Something similar to: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Veranda-...0102/202033620 If I really wanted to paint it, I would probably go with pine beadboard paneling. Unless someone has an obvious issue, like you are trying to correct, when is the last time you really looked at someone's porch ceiling? 99.99% of people won't even notice (or appreciate) a porch ceiling made using T&G cyprus versus a beadboard panel.

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    Re: porch ceiling

    vinyl on my screen porch

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    Re: porch ceiling

    I would go with bead board plywood.

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    Re: porch ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by jhreed View Post
    I would go with bead board plywood.
    A couple problems with the plywood. First, it's thin so it will sag over time if not properly supported. Second, if running long way their will be a 4' joint at end of sheets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junquecol View Post
    A couple problems with the plywood. First, it's thin so it will sag over time if not properly supported. Second, if running long way their will be a 4' joint at end of sheets.
    The first problem can easily be overcome by ensuring you have proper support (duh). The second problem can be easily overcome by installing it the short way or hidden by caulking the joint or installing a trim piece. As I mentioned earlier, when was the last time you really examined someone's porch ceiling close enough to notice a hairline joint?

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    Re: porch ceiling

    If you're going to paint it, have you considered Hardi Plank? Would last forever and not need painting for probably 10 years or more. It's on our porches and we have been very satisfied.
    "The American Republic will endure until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money!" Alex de Tocqueville"

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    Re: porch ceiling

    Thanks all for your input. I'll post some pics when its done. Should be before June!

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    Re: porch ceiling

    Sorry, I don't have any advice on the ceiling, just wondering about mint juleps when it is done.

    MINT JULEP

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    • 4 mint leaves
    • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
    • 2 teaspoons Water
    • 2 oz. Founder’s Reserve

    In a julep cup, gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the cup with crushed ice, add Founder’s Reserve, and stir well until the glass is frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.



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