Do you want to liven up the interiors in your home? Pine Lining is the answer!
Pine lining is a great option to improve the interior of your ceiling. The lining adds an artistic touch to your living space, while also keeping it simple and within your budget. Pine lining boards can create a warm and inviting atmosphere or add a welcoming and subtle touch to your home.
Pine Lining Boards: A versatile solution for every living space
Pine lining boards are available for installation on ceilings and internal walls. You will feel like you are outside because of the woody appearance of these panels. This setting can instill a sense of well being and reduce stress.
They enhance the atmosphere of the room and make it feel more comfortable. They are warm and rich in colour and can make guests feel at home. However, it is important to understand the process before installing pine liner boards to a ceiling. We have all the information you need to properly treat your ceiling.
8 Steps to Install Pine Lining Boards in a Ceiling
- Calculations are essential to determine pine lining.
The ceiling’s square footage requirements dictate the size of the planks/boards that are used for lining. To calculate square footage, measure the length and width of the ceiling, then multiply them by the required number to determine the final dimensions.
To fit the boards to the ceiling, additional work is required such as drilling, sawing and drilling. To ensure that you have enough material in case of an error or a need for more material, it is a good idea to buy extra material.
- Paint to perfection
The appearance of a house is affected by the colour it uses. To match the interiors of the living area, the panels will also need to be painted. It doesn’t matter if the pine is treated, radiata, or another type, it is important to ensure that it looks perfect.
When painting panels, remember these things:
(i) Does this color satisfy me?
(iii) Will the lining’s colour overpower the colors in the rest of your house?
(iii). Does the color create a positive atmosphere in the home?
(iv) Does the color I selected match the decor?
- The Preliminary Coat
After the paint has completely dried, you can coat the boards’ front and back with high-quality oil/water based paint before applying it to the ceiling.
Cover all edges and uneven surfaces created by drills, cuts or notches during preparation of the boards for installation.
Topcoats slow down the effects of moisture on timber ceiling lining (pine, a softwood timber), and protect the exteriors. They are also protected from rot by cupping and crook.
- Secure it with an internal lining
All cuts, holes and notches made by drilling or sawing should be sealed. Use an in-can sealant that is specifically designed for this purpose.
Sealing is essential as it prevents moisture from entering the planks and holds them in place. It also increases safety, as any gaps left can cause long-term damage. These spaces could even be a pathway for pests to nest within the ceiling.
Use a high-quality preservative to seal the container.
This step is very precise and should only be done by professionals. This step may require multiple people to complete.
Installation can be done in two ways:
- Straightly to the ceiling
Attaching to the ceiling directly requires either standard nails or screws. Use a glue gun to apply small amounts of construction glue.
As construction glue can slide in, it is important to keep the nails at an angle when pushing them. It also prevents damage to the ceiling from a direct thrust of the nails.
- Ceiling Trusses
- Attaching via ceiling trusses requires that you first locate the trusses with a stud finder, then mark them using pencil.
- Next, attach the boards to the trusses by nailing them into place. After that, you can apply construction glue.
- Construction glue is not an essential.
Notice: Pine lining boards are installed with construction glue to give them extra strength and support.
- Final touches and fixtures
- Check for additional repairs after installing the boards.
- To prevent mechanical damage, undo any nails/screws that require additional fixing.
- You may need to turn off the electricity and make some repairs around electrical connections.