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Covering painted plywood porch ceiling with vinyl etc?

Posted on 2/16/24 at 12:22 pm
Posted by Greenie10
Member since Apr 2019
214 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 12:22 pm
I have a 50's ranch and the front porch ceiling is made of plywood. It's looking rough. Small porch btw. Instead of scraping, sanding, painting can I just cover with a vinyl or pvc beadboard or planks etc? Any issues with doing that? I think it'll look better plus be maintaince free.
Posted by poochie
Houma, la
Member since Apr 2007
6168 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 12:31 pm to
No issues. Roll with it.
Posted by gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
14959 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 12:58 pm to
To be safe, make sure to mark where your ceiling joists are and maybe pop chalk lines so you can nail the new stuff to something more solid than just into the plywood so it holds better.

Other than that, go for it.
Posted by LsuFan_1955
Slidell, La
Member since Jul 2013
1734 posts
Posted on 2/17/24 at 2:15 am to
My front porch is plywood covered. I put vinyl siding over that because I got tired of the maintenance on the wood. One thing I'd recommend is to put the siding up with pan head wood screws. It will be much easier to take down, should you ever need too. Also putting the siding up with nails can weaken/damage the older nails in the plywood. Using screw won't.
Posted by SouthernInsanity
Shadows of Death Valley
Member since Nov 2012
18709 posts
Posted on 2/17/24 at 9:51 am to
Covered our with old tin that had cool patina look.
Posted by LSUDad
Still on the move
Member since May 2004
58632 posts
Posted on 2/17/24 at 11:14 pm to
Shoot some strips of wood, keeps a little air space between vinyl and plywood. You can shoot the strips, following the ceiling joists.
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