Originally Posted by Susie
This is my first post.
We have a wooden ceiling with wood beams in the downstairs area of our house, which also has stone walls.
The ceilings and beams are a darkish varnished colour the wood inbetween the beams are like tounge and grooved about 8cm wide.
We would like to paint the wood between the beams white, which we are sure will make the place look brighter, as anyone done this if so what is the best method to use.
Yes, I've done this....
Your going to want to pick up some painters tape (2-3") and tape off those beams where they meet the ceiling, first thing. You can then use either a brush or mini-roller right up against, to make it easier for you, and use the brush where the wood meets. (As Slick said) sand, and I'd like to add, make sure to wipe real clean. And for the sealer, I recommend a zinsser product called BIN (sold at Sherwin, Hardware stores, etc.) It's a bit smelly, so be prepared.
Actually, I would just go to Sherrwin and grab everything you need-you'll get good quality products, that will last much longer than this job. Ask them for their recommendations on your supplies.