Save Time and Money Finishing a Ceiling by Choosing the Industrial Ceiling Look
By Mark J. Donovan
||One inexpensive way to finish a ceiling is to simply paint the ceiling rafters, joists and mechanical surfaces. This type of ceiling is referred to as an industrial ceiling. Industrial ceilings are becoming more and more common in both commercial and residential buildings because they save time and money, look unique, and offer some functional benefits. An industrial ceiling in a basement, for example, is a great way to finish a ceiling, particularly when headroom height is a concern. Often putting in a dropped ceiling in a basement is not possible due to the limited headroom height, and choosing a drywall ceiling limits accessibility to plumbing and electrical fixtures.|
By choosing an industrial ceiling look in the basement you can get the best of multiple worlds, maintain adequate headroom height, access to mechanical fixtures in the ceiling, and an attractive finished ceiling to boot.
Consequently you’ll need an air compressor, paint gun, and protective clothing, including eye and respiratory protection. Also, it is imperative that the ceiling be completely cleaned and made free of dust prior to applying paint to the ceiling and mechanical surfaces.
|If the ceiling surfaces are left unclean and dusty the paint will not adhere well and in just a short time you may begin to notice peeling paint surfaces. Moreover, creating the industrial ceiling look is best done early on in a home remodeling project, particularly if you do not want to paint the mechanical pieces that reside up in the ceiling rafters or joists.
So if you want a finished ceiling and are looking for a unique look, or have ceiling height concerns, consider an industrial ceiling finish. Not only will you create a unique looking ceiling you’ll save time and money on your home remodeling project in the process.
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