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Old 11-28-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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Three season proch Ceiling


My current ceiling is just painting plywood. Looks awful.

I plan to cover it up with 1/4 inch think pine tongue and groove planks.
Since this is a three season porch it gets very cold in the winter, like now (10 degrees), and very warm and humid in the summer. Besides expansion gaps around the edges, what else do I need to do to prevent/minimize expansion and shrinkage? The wood is kiln dried. I do not want it popping out when the summer humidity hits.



Paint?
Stain?
Poly?


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Old 11-28-2018, 04:55 PM   #2
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My parents' house had a 3 season porch with a similar tongue & groove ceiling. I just can't say if it were pine because the most I ever had to do was replace a bulb. The hot/cold never seemed to bother it at all. I think that it will be fine. Paint or stain will be fine. Stain will look a lot better.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:02 PM   #3
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I was thinking an antique white stain. Should I use polyurethane? I really would prefer to not use it if I do not have to.
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The white stain should work. I don't see a need for poly.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:22 PM   #5
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Just my own personal opinion, I do not see a happy ending for that idea.
1/4" is to thin, might be fine for a wall, just not for a ceiling.
Bare minimum I'd use is 3/8.
It's not going to hold fasteners.
If I had to do it, and I would not, is to at least use adhesive as well as narrow crown staples fasteners.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:29 PM   #6
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Isn't a 1/4" better for the weight?
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:39 PM   #7
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I guess it is actually 5/16 inch think. I was planning on glue and brads, but could use staples just as easily. It was told to me it was OK for ceilings. I was planning on just installing it directly to the existing plywood.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:59 PM   #8
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Unless you have a really poopy built roof weight should not be a factor.
Brad nails have no heads, there not going to be holding up anything for long.
All the ceilings I've done with T & G where done with 1/2 and have never been an issue.
With 1/4 your going to be blowing out the tounges and find out real fast there hard to lock in place because they were crushed or broken off.
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