When installing tongue-and-groove paneling on your ceiling, you are going to need a variety of materials to finish the project. Ensuring that you’ve got everything available before you begin saves you a lot of stress as well as excursions to the hardware store mid-project. You’ll need the panels, as well as stain or stain and painting supplies, completing and trim nails.
Select the type of tongue-and-groove paneling you want to install and then write down the measurements of every board or panel. Some goods come as independent boards while others arrive in sheets that provide the appearance of individual pliers. You’ll have to know the width and length of every piece to generate an accurate estimate.
Assess the length and width of your ceiling at various locations, and then note the widest and longest point. Most ceilings aren’t precisely the exact same size on each end, even when they seem to be square. Basing your dimensions and subsequent material estimates on the widest and longest points ensures you will have enough materials to finish the job.
Calculate the number of panels you want to pay for the width of the ceiling depending on the breadth of the item you’ll be using. Conventional tongue-and-groove paneling is 3 1/2 inches wide; for example, if your ceiling is 10 feet wide (120 inches), you’ll need 35 planks to go from one end to the other. Most panels arrive in 8-foot sections; if your ceiling is less than 8 feet, you can simply go by the width. However, if it is longer than 8 feet, then you are going to need more than one panel on every row. For ceilings over 16 feet, it is possible to simply double the panels out of 35 to 70 (using the example measurements). If not sure, the provider will have the ability to estimate the number of tongue-and-groove panels you’ll have to pay for the ceiling.
Decide on the amount of trim required by measuring each straight part of your ceiling and then adding these together for the total linear feet. To account for mistakes when cutting, add 10 percent to this number.
Use the square footage of the ceiling to ascertain how much stain or stain you’ll want to finish the paneling. The label on the can of finish will define the estimated number of square footage that the item will cover. The best way to prevent against damage or warping to the panels will be to finish both sides, so estimate based on doing this. Add 10 percent to this number so you’ve got extra for mistakes or touch-ups, or in case the particular paneling you use soaks up more merchandise than anticipated. If you’re using prefinished tongue-and-grove panels, then this isn’t necessary.
Estimate the number of finish nails needed from the nuber of runs of paneling that will go across the ceiling. Divide the length of the ceiling (the way in which the planks will run) from the width of every plank. This is the number of runs. Then, take the distance of every run and divide this number by 16 inches; that is actually the spacing recommended between finishing nails for many products. Multiply the number of nails required for every run by the number of straight lines of paneling required to cover the ceiling to determine the number of nails you’ll want.
Estimate the nails required for the trim by adding every straight line segment together and then dividing this number by 16, that’s the recommended spacing for trim nails.