Asked on Feb 22, 2016

How to cover popcorn ceilings

Bluemyrtle45Reba MatthewsJulie Thorne


How can I cover popcorn ceilings using pine paneling?
8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Feb 22, 2016

    How old is your home before you decide to cover up the popcorn ceiling?

  • Claudette Boutin
    Claudette Boutin
    on Feb 23, 2016

    50 years

  • Adrianne C
    Adrianne C
    on Feb 23, 2016

    You need to locate the rafters and situate the seams to correspond to them, butting the edges at the center of the rafter. Also helpful to have a second pair of hands to hold the panel in place while you attach whatever fasciners you are using, screws or nails. I've done it before, liked how it turned out, but had sore shoulders afterwards.

  • Susan Litt
    Susan Litt
    on Feb 23, 2016

    We did this to our ugly popcorn ceiling. We strapped the whole space then attached the pine planks (tongue & groove, cottage board, whatever) to the strapping. Add crown mould for a finished edge. Still looks good 10 years later.

  • April E
    April E
    on Feb 23, 2016

    You could just remove the popcorn and paint

  • Julie Thorne
    Julie Thorne
    on Feb 23, 2016

    Cover it with 1/4" sheet rock, mud and paint it.

  • Reba Matthews
    Reba Matthews
    on Feb 24, 2016

    We did an old popcorn ceiling with pine strips we bought at Lowes . We gel stained before it went up . Great look . I would do it again . That was the living room . We then did the kitchen . The rooms look more like a cottage .

  • Bluemyrtle45
    on Feb 24, 2016

    Not sure about the installation part but we recently did a "tongue in groove", knotty pine ceiling in a white wash. We chose a grey-ish white and in satin. Looks great, we think. Also did the old Douglas Fir floor in a similar colour floor stain and it looks similar but has more of the red/pink tone of the fir coming through. Had to sand the old green paint off first and some of the cracks still have a touch of green. Adds character and matches the furniture.

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