How to plank a popcorn ceiling? It's easier than you think! With inexpensive tongue and groove planks from your local home improvement store, it turns an ugly popcorn ceiling into a room with a wow factor!
The master bedroom has "great bones" as they say, but the popcorn ceiling had to be the first thing to go. It's a nice large bedroom at 320 sq. ft.
Here is the ugly popcorn ceiling before we started, showing our grid lines, marking where the ceiling joists are. Use a stud finder to locate where the joists are and mark them with a chalk line. You will want to run your planks in the opposite direction, nailing them across the joists.
These are the wood planks that we used. They come in a package of six 8' boards for a total of 14 sq ft in each package. We cut each 8' board into halves and quarters, simply because it made the thin wood easier to work with.
Made of pine, they come ready to paint or stain. They are very lightweight so they are perfect for overhead installation, and they are a tongue and groove. Just apply Liquid Nails to the back of each board, then nail with a nail gun into the ceiling joists.
We started the first row by placing the tongue side of the board against the wall and completed the first row, then staggered the seams on each subsequent row. This is not a one person job....you definitely need a partner!
We love the result! No more ugly popcorn ceiling! Now we just have to decide if we want to pickle the wood or paint it white! For more pictures, details, supply list, and cost for this project, come on over to the blog!
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