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Old 02-10-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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We are wanting to leave our ceiling exposed and paint it - but of course drywall the walls - how do you bring the two together at the top?

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Old 02-10-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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What kind of ceiling do you have?

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It is a unfinished basement ceiling, my husband wanted to go with the exposed ceiling look and just paint it.

Our problem is we are not sure how to stop the drywall or do we have to go to the top, that is a lot of cutting inbetween the beams.
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How tall are the walls? You could use vinyl J beads at the top of the sheets, but you'll most likely have to cut the taper off the top edge. Is there a reason you don't want to finish the ceiling?
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my husband just likes the expose ceiling look - plus everything is there to get to if you need to
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sherril....I did a basement several years ago for a friend of mine. She didnt want a finish ceilling because she thought it would make it look like a cave. I drywalled up as far as I could, cutting the top edge crisp and clean. Later in the project we painted the ceiling and every pipe and wire that was exposed a very deep green, almost black. Green was the color she was working around. I gotta tell ya.....it looked awesome. Sort of an industrial look. If I did one for myself thats what I would do. Good luck and post pics.
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That is the look we are going for - just wondering if it looked okay with the drywall not going all the way to the top. But, sounds like it did. Thanks for your reply.
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You can run the drywall to the upper floor joists then trim off the top with pieces of trim. Not crown molding but flat stuff like what's used for baseboards or door facing.

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