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asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

Can shiplap be used on ceilings?

Ceilings With Shiplap Installed
Shiplap is not just for the walls, you can also use it for the ceiling. Just as shiplap walls give a room the perception of more space, shiplap ceiling creates the feeling of more depth. For an even more spacey effect, extend the shiplap on the walls to the ceiling.

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Similarly one may ask, can you put shiplap on a ceiling?

When installing shiplap over drywall, start with battens on finished ceilings. If you're installing tongue and groove boards over drywall (or plaster especially), it's a good idea to install 1×2 battens and fasten them directly to the framing with 2-1/2-in. screws. They'll give you a much more solid nailing surface.

One may also ask, how much does it cost to shiplap a ceiling? Shiplap wood prices range between $2.50 and $7.00 per square foot for real boards. On average, shiplap interior installation costs $1,000, with most homeowners spending between $500 and $1,500 for one room. Installing exterior shiplap costs $4,000, with most homeowners spending between $2,800 and $7,500.

Beside above, how do you secure a shiplap to the ceiling?

You'll place these cut pieces next to the wall you are starting on, with the pieces you cut between the wall and the board to hold your gap. You'll want one at each end of the board. Once you're ready to hang the boards, run a couple strands of glue up and down the boards on the side that will attach to the ceiling.

What kind of wood is used for ceilings?

Varieties of Wood While pine is the most common wood used in home applications, others are more distinctive. Cypress and cherry are two such options. Since you won't be walking on the ceiling, the wood doesn't have to be able to take much abuse, giving you more choices.

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