White Washing Rough Cut Ceiling - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Professional Painters > Decorative Finishes

Like Tree6Likes
  • 4 Post By cocomonkeynuts
  • 2 Post By PPD
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-24-2019, 01:23 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View OKPainter505's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Customer wants a custom color "white wash" effect on the ceiling. Ceiling consists of very rough cut dark pine (almost oak colored) slats across equally dark vegas. The color is a typical off white. I'm assuming very white base color. Expected to have very little wood showing too. Almost like a heavy pickling effect.

My game plan is to use higher end paint than normal whitewashing calls for to help cover the dark color of the wood. Plus extra pigment to fill in the grains some. Most likely using something like a flat Duration from SW. I've never dealt with such rough cut wood, but I do know to wipe across the grain instead of with it. I plan on spraying the paint as well because it's a high ceiling and time is a major factor. Sprayer is already out for trim and walls anyways. Plus I plan on spanning a 2x12" across ladders. So i could make easy runs. No risk of dropping a pint of paint either. The customer wants heavy coverage, so the paint shouldnt be too thin to spray.

Any suggestions? Or am I missing anything? I hate the idea of not priming pine, but I think it will add to the pickling/white wash look I'm going for. I'm also concerned with the dry climate I'm in that spraying in may cause me to have VERY limited time to wipe the wood back. Almost 30 minutes dry to touch on moderate thickness of spray with Duration. Am I over thinking it? The color of the ceiling is the same as the walls. So a custom color must be used.

Now that the picture of the end result is added, what do you guys think about a heavy white coat with a glazing to bring back the wood look? Would like recommendations on glaze if this idea would work better. I need to preserve the original color though since it is the same as the walls.

Really appreciate any advice.
Attached Thumbnails
White Washing Rough Cut Ceiling-img_0928_1569299106420.jpg  


Last edited by OKPainter505; 09-24-2019 at 02:08 AM..
OKPainter505 is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-25-2019, 07:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: usa
Posts: 1,606
Rewards Points: 1,384
Thanks: 45
Thanked 257 Times in 226 Posts
View cocomonkeynuts's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Mix 3:1 Benite and a penetrating pickling stain like old masters 2 or more coats. Additional coats will leave a surface film with a low lustre sheen. Would be messy to apply on a ceiling though



Other than that I would maybe just try a semisolid stain
cocomonkeynuts is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM   #3
PPD
Girl Boss
 
PPD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 247
Rewards Points: 86
Thanks: 63
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
View PPD's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Am I understanding correctly that you've already completed the original posting request of whitewashing the ceiling & that's the photo posted?

I think it looks great! Not sure why a stain would be needed, I can still see the wood tones coming through providing a shaded appearance to the white. Is the HO not happy with the way it looks in the image?
CApainter and Brushman4 like this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Perfectly Painted Designs

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
San Diego, CA
PPD is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old Today, 12:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
CApainter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Posts: 14,149
Rewards Points: 1,438
Thanks: 11,173
Thanked 9,568 Times in 5,430 Posts
View CApainter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PPD View Post
Am I understanding correctly that you've already completed the original posting request of whitewashing the ceiling & that's the photo posted?

I think it looks great! Not sure why a stain would be needed, I can still see the wood tones coming through providing a shaded appearance to the white. Is the HO not happy with the way it looks in the image?
The picture was posted on the same day as the original post (roughly 45 min. later). So I too am confused why anything other than a low sheen clear protective finish would be added, at best.

I think it looks great as it is!

Last edited by CApainter; Today at 12:10 PM..
CApainter is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com