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How to make my basement ceiling not look like one!

How to make my basement ceiling not look like one!

Old 08-26-14, 07:10 PM
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How to make my basement ceiling not look like one!

I have beams on the ceiling of my basement but also wires, piping, ducts, etc. Can I spray foam it? Can I paint it all with a sprayer? How can I make it look less basement-y? Thanks!
Old 08-27-14, 03:16 AM
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I've sprayed several exposed basement ceilings, generally darker colors look best. When you paint them white all the cracks and shadows show while darker colors will hide them.

I don't know a lot about spray foam but I think code requires it to be covered. I don't know if paint is a sufficient covering. Also it would embed all your plumbing and electrical which could be an issue if you need to do any work.
Old 08-27-14, 05:45 AM
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Unless it's outside space above your basement, I wouldn't put any insulation in the ceiling (plus the access issue to pipes and wires it would create, as Mark said). If you don't want to install a drywall or drop ceiling, I'd paint it flat black.

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