To Make Painted Ceiling Beams Look Like Wood
Painted ceiling beams – Take advantage of the ceiling beams in your room turning them into a focal point. Make your painted beams look like wood using a false termination technique. The wooden beams can add warmth to a room and accentuate the architectural features of the room. A wood grain tool allows you to paint a grain of wood on your beams, to simulate the look of the wood. Select a lighter color for the base color of the beams and apply a darker color to the wood grain. These to create the natural look of wood in your beams.
You will need sandpaper pad, fine grain, studs fabric, interior paint, light color for the base, brush, interior paint, dark color for grain, cheesecloth and wood grain tool. To make painted ceiling beams look like wood, starting with lightly sand the painted beams with a fine-grained sandpaper pad to remove the luster. This allows the paint to adhere to the surface. Clean the dust left by the sandpaper with a sticky rag.
Apply a light colored even coat of interior paint to the joists using a brush. Allow the paint dry, about 24 hours. Paint a layer with dark paint on each of the beams with a brush. Clean the surface of the beams from one end to the other with cheesecloth to scratch the paint. Shake a wood grain tool across the surface of each beam, from one end to the other. These to make the wood grain in the rafters. Do this slowly and conscientiously. Wait it until dry, about 24 hours. And your painted ceiling beams look like wood ready to relax.