How Do I Install Pine Lining Boards On A Ceiling?

Pine Lining Boards

Wish to make the interiors of your house look lively? Pine Lining is the solution to this!

If you are looking to take a notch up the interiors of your house ceiling, then installing pine lining is amongst the best options. It adds an aesthetic touch to the living space while still maintaining simplicity and fitting within your budget. Whether you want to go for a cozy and comforting ambience or looking to add a subtle and welcoming touch, pine lining boards will do it all. 

Pine Lining Boards: Versatile for Every Living Space

Pine lining boards can be installed not only on the ceiling but on the internal walls as well. The woody appearance of the panels provides you with a feeling of sitting outdoors. Such a setting is capable of instilling a sense of well-being and reducing stress in people. 

They add to the ambience of the rooms and make one feel comfortable. Their colours are rich and warm and can even make a guest feel at home, However, while planning to install pine lining boards on a ceiling, other than the final effect, one also needs to be aware of the process. So, we are here with all the information that you need to treat your ceiling the right way. 

8 Easy to Follow Steps to Install Pine Lining Boards on a Ceiling

  • Calculations are a must to decide pine lining!

   The planks/boards used during lining are purchased on the basis of the square footage requirement of the ceiling. Now, the calculation of square footage is done by measuring the length & width and then multiplying them to get the final dimension for the material requirement.

   After purchasing the boards, the extra work of sawing, drilling etc is done to fit them well onto the ceiling. It is usually recommended to always buy extra inches of material to ensure cover just in case measurements go wrong or there’s a need for extra material. 

  • Paint to perfection

Colour influences the appearance of a house. The panels will need to be painted as well to match the interiors of the living space. Whether this is treated pine, radiata pine, or any other kind, it is a must to see that the pine looks just perfect.

While painting the panels, keep these points in mind:

(i) Does the colour satisfy me?

(ii) Will the colour of the lining overpower the colours of the rest of the house?

(iii) Does the colour set a good ambience for the home?

(iv) Is the colour that I chose in keeping with the decor and a good choice for lining interior walls?

  • The Preliminary Coat

Once the paint has dried down completely, coat the front and back of the boards with high-quality oil/water-based paint before it goes on the ceiling. 

Make sure to cover edges as well as the uneven surfaces that might have appeared due to any cuts, notches or drills caused during the process of preparing the boards for the installation.

Topcoats reduce the speed of moisture’s effect on the timber (pine is a softwood timber) and the exteriors. This further helps them avoid spoiling by cupping or crook. 

  • Seal it right with internal lining

Seal all the cuts, notches and holes caused on the board as a result of drilling and sawing. The sealing should be done with the help of any in-can preservative meant exclusively for this purpose. 

Sealing is important as it helps avoid encounters with excess moisture and fixes the planks strongly to the sealing. This also adds to safety as any space left behind can cause damage over a long period of time. These gaps may even become pathways for pests to nest inside the ceiling. 

Make sure to use a good quality preservative for this purpose so that there is no need for resealing in future.

  • Installation

This step requires precision and is best performed by professionals. It may even require more than one person to get the job done. 

There are two ways in which installation can be done:

  •  Directly to the ceiling

If attaching directly to the ceiling, fix using either a standard nail or screws. Be sure to apply pea-sized amounts of construction glue typically by using a glue gun. 

It is important to maintain an angle while thrusting the nails as it makes space for the construction glue to slide in. Additionally, it also avoids damaging the ceiling that may happen while thrusting the nails straight into them. 

  •   Using the ceiling trusses
  • If attaching via the ceiling trusses, first locate the trusses using a stud finder and mark them using a pencil
  • After that, nail right into the trusses and install the boards. Construction glue can also be applied after that
  • However, construction glue here is not a necessity

Note: Construction glue is applied during the installation of pine lining boards in order to provide extra strength and support. 

  • Final touches and fixtures
  • After installing the boards, check if there is need for any additional fixing. 
  • In case any additional fixing is required, undo the nails/screws using a suitable screwdriver to prevent any mechanical damage
  • Make sure to cut off the electricity at that time as you may have to make some cuts and brushes around the outlets that have electrical connections.

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