I have a 4"x10"x14' ugly-as-heck beam in a room that I recently
remodeled. It is a knotty doug fir beam that has been stained dark
green. This is the ridge beam in a loft bedroom.
Any ideas on how to cover this up without spending a fortune? The rest
of the room is drywall and painted white, whith fir trim around the
idea #1: Drywall over it with some 3/8" drywall. - it'll require taping
of four corners, which can be a pain.
idea #2: Buy some clear pine planks and cover with those, prime and
idea #3: buy some panelling or bead-board and cover with that.
idea #4: paint over it, though I'm not sure what was used as a stain so
paint may not work.
Try #4 first, prime first. Paint color of the ceiling.
If you don't like the effect - go for #2. (although I'm not sure what ismeant
by "clear pine planks".
I actually had beams installed in my cathedral-ceiling'd addition. Now they're
covered with unfinished pine planks. I get compliments on it, although that
suprises me - to me they're just waiting there unfinished and awaiting the new
windows and trim, after which I will stain the trim and and the beams.
I'd go with painting and maybe try a faux finish wood grain to match
the fir trim. There's some labor, but the materials are cheap.
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