Ceiling options? Painting black??
January 31, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Building metal building home: want industrial chic loft look:considering leaving ceiling with exposed metal beams and spray foam between, then painting black?? Silver exposed ductwork? Leaving the floors gray concrete with a little darker veining. No walls except bathrooms, 8 foot tall no ceiling open top. Bare bulb pendant lighting. One wall 14 ft for kitchen area area behind it for guests. Mastered in open, sheer chiffon type drapery hanging from pipes to cover bed. Any suggestions appreciated. Anyone painted spray foam?? Or ideas besides sheet rocking it in?
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Ironwood Builders
I'm concerned about the chemical interaction of spray foam and paint. Specialty paint is probably necessary. How hard would it be to add a flange to each side of your joists and Sheetrock in between? Oh wait! I'm a contractor and can answer that! Too much compared to painting what is there! But the foam will not be flat, so it is a distraction thing. Dropping lights, like halogen down lights, from the ceiling will create a light barrier to the ceiling. Makes it harder to see the cheat. It is a cheat BTW. Not a finish. You idea of bare bulbs is similar but I assume you mean decorative Edison's. Hip, but really dim. One other idea that would be less than Sheetrock to cover the foam is suspended ceiling. More of the same. It costs, but no Sheetrock finishing and the tiles paint well. Also make it possible to cover Romex wire so you avoid the cost of all electrical in armored cable or conduit for your industrial look. Actually a big $$ savings. May be a wash and give a more polished look to the finished ceiling.
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I am curious if you went ahead and painted the spray foam insulation? If so, how did it go?
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