Beadboard Ceiling in living room

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Benny74
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Beadboard Ceiling in living room

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Hello all. I just bough a 1931 house, it's a bit quirky, but call it Florida vernacular. Anyway, the drywall seems were cracking in the living room, so I pulled a piece down to look and the entire ceiling is old tongue in groove beadboard. So I would like to restore it. Any tips for the best way? Should I pull each piece down and scrape and sand it, or leave it in place and use that goopy paint remover? Most of it looks to be in decent shape, with a few rough patches that should be replaced. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Sacto Diane
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Re: Beadboard Ceiling in living room

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I think it's up to you if you want to invest the time and effort to restore the ceiling. I discovered some bead board in the ceiling in one of my rooms and I decided to restore it. I'm very happy I did. That being said working on the ceiling is tough. If it was me, I'd repair the bad spots and repaint. Stripping bead board ceilings is the worst of the worst.

Diane

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