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Anyway to smooth beadboard flat

Posted by jerritt (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 23, 12 at 14:53

I am doing some work in my 1910's house. In an addition added in the 50's which included a large kitchen and bedroom, there is floor to ceiling and the entire ceilings covered with beadboard. The kitchen is painted the bedroom is bare and a little distressed. I could give it a good cleaning and varnish and it would come out ok, but I'm not too big on beadboard(especially all walls and ceiling) is there a good way to fill in the grooves and smooth it flush to paint? Or might be cheaper to just drywall.

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RE: Anyway to smooth beadboard flat

Drywall for sure. It's more than just a matter of money too. Not only will filling all those grooves be very labor intensive but the seams in the beadboard can still crack after you paint it.

RE: Anyway to smooth beadboard flat

1/4" drywall.

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