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Overhaulling family room with ceiling beams (photos)

Posted by elcrotser (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 5, 12 at 14:31

My family room (22 * 13 ft) has dark stained wood beams running horizontally across the room. The ceilings are 8 feet. The wood flooring is a honey color. The window and doorway trim will be white. We just removed the panelling and taped and mudded the unfinished drywall and primed it.
Now, I am trying to decide whether or not to paint the beams white or not, what type of trim to use around the beams. The fireplace and mantel need an overhaul as well. Looking for all suggestions

Wood ceiling beams, Uploaded with Snapbucket

Wood ceiling beams, Uploaded with Snapbucket

Wood ceiling beams, Uploaded with Snapbucket

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RE: Overhaulling family room with ceiling beams (photos)

The beams appear to be construction grade pine so painting would likely be your best option. Use a shellac based primer like Zissner's B-I-N and paint to match the ceiling.

I'm less sure about any kind of trim on the beams. The smallest profile that covers the gaps would be best.

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