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What nail to use for bead board ceiling

Adding bead board (4x8 sheet) to outdoor porch ceiling.  Want to know what type of nail to use.
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Posted 2018-04-27T16:51:47+0000  by Bob62 Bob62
Hello Bob62.  Welcome to the Community!

Typically bead board is attached with finish nails, as the small heads are almost invisible.  For a ceiling, especially outside, I would use construction adhesive as the primary fastener.  Use finish nails to tack up the board so the adhesive can do its thing once dried.


Posted 2018-04-27T17:12:34+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI

Hello Bob62 and welcome to the Community.

I agree with Chris about using construction adhesive.  I would also suggest using a trim around the perimeter, like COVE moulding, to add support and finish your edges.

These are available in many wood species as well as composite and polyurethane.

Thanks for your inquiry.


Posted 2018-05-01T16:18:56+0000  by Char_HD_CHI
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