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atonkennedy 10-26-2011 01:02 PM

T&G paneling on Stucco ceiling
I am thinking about installing tounge and groove pine paneling on my ceilings which are stucco. I would like to know how to go about this with out removing the stucco. I feel the stucco will not allow the boards to sit flush. I was thinking that I could install particle board (or something) on the ceilng first. Then nail the boards over that. Let me know if anyone has any advice or experience with this.


robertcdf 10-26-2011 01:45 PM

I would frame it down with 2x material first, it will give you an even surface

ddawg16 10-26-2011 02:42 PM

By 'stucco', do you really mean popcorn texture? Or is it the typical trowled texture?

I would avoid attaching particle would be adding a lot of weight....and unless your really careful about how you attach the time you add the T&G....I would be concerned about fastners holding it.

I would attach directly to the ceiling. I'm assuming your going to use 3/4" thick has enough stiffness that it will smooth out any bumps. To be sure...take a drywall sanding block and run it over the entire ceiling to remove any high spots..

Also....make sure you use long enough nails....figure the T&G is 3/4"....your ceiling drywall is at least 5/8" + texture (assume 3/4" total). You want a min of 1" penatration into the ceiling your looking at a 2 1/2" finishing nail.

Bud Cline 10-26-2011 02:43 PM

Is it real stucco or does it just look like stucco?

I'm sure what "tongue and groove pine panelling" is. What is it?:)

atonkennedy 10-26-2011 08:20 PM

Thank you for the information.
It is the trowled texture, not popcorn. I thought it may be heavy but I am trying to avoiding sanding because it will be a huge mess. If the 3/4" thickness will work better than I will use that.

Bud Cline 10-27-2011 07:07 AM

WTF are you guys doing?:)

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