What can I do to this ceiling to fill in gaps between boards?

by Judy1953
i have this little Row house I bought and moved to store all my treasures in. I recently caulked all the gaps between the boards and painted, it looks wonderful. However the ceiling is a different stor. There are large gaps between the boards. I can’t afford to put up Sheetrock, is there something else I can do.
  12 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 07, 2018

    Can you hang a pretty sheet/sheets from corner to corner to hide the ceiling. Kinda a draped effect?

    • Judy1953 Judy1953 on Jun 08, 2018

      There used to be a fireplace in it, the soot in th attic falls through the cracks, so I don’t think the sheets would work. Thanks though.

  • Patsy Price Patsy Price on Jun 07, 2018

    Check with a home improvement store to see if you can take sheet rock Puddy to fill the cracks. You might can do that making a decorative design so you wouldn't have to go back and sand. They may be able to give you some more ideas. Good luck with your project.

  • C Crow C Crow on Jun 07, 2018

    Hometalk has featured several articles on the faux metal tiles (made of styrofoam) as affordable ceiling cover. You might check those out.

  • Gfl28201808 Gfl28201808 on Jun 08, 2018

    There are wood filler products out there. Try Home Depot or Lowe’s hey might be able to help you out on suggestions.

  • Patuzi Patuzi on Jun 08, 2018

    I used FLEX ALL

  • I bought the faux glazed copper on Amazon, super easy to apply and their really pretty, not to expensive either! They come in really large sized so a few go along way!

  • Rose P Rose P on Jun 08, 2018

    Are the cracks letting in draft or light? If not,why not just embrace it as the character of an old ceiling, and give it a fresh coat of paint.

  • Debby Dale Debby Dale on Jun 08, 2018

    Is this just used for storage? If so, look into the 4ft x 8ft panels of styrofoam insulation (I know they have this at Lowes). It has a metallic side and a white side, but could be glued directly onto the boards. It would not only stop the soot from falling onto to your 'tresures', but will help insulate which will help to preserve them also.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 09, 2018

    Oh dear that's not good. If you can get into the attic you can use expanding spray foam to seal the big gaps.

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 12, 2023

    Hello Judy, hope these help you out.



  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 13, 2023

    Put tongue and groove flooring on the ceiling to add some wood warmth and interest.

  • That make large sheets of beadboard. I would cover the ceiling in that.