Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
I recently bought a 1957 block home in Kissimmee . . .
the open carport ceiling and the ceiling over the front porch
is 1x6" T&G pine stained a very dark color.
they are nailed onto 16" OC rafters.
tongue & groove boards are extremely sturdy when attached to a solid foundation.
there is no warping, twisting, or rot in any of the boards.
but of course, back then, they used old heart pine that is very dense.
where are you in Florida ?? does your home have a anti-termite program in place ?
as for painting - would you prefer painting boards on saw horses in your garage
or - painting with a roller overhead with paint dripping down all over the place ??
(or - hire a professional painter to paint after the install).
as mentioned above, installing 1x2 furring strips for nailers will make for an easy install.
-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 09-15-2018 at 04:49 PM.