Use PVC Beadboard For Your Porch Ceiling

When remodeling a porch it’s important to select the most long-lasting and low-maintenance materials possible. For porch ceilings, cellular PVC beadboard is the best option on the market. 

What is Cellular PVC? 

Cellular PVC is a wood alternative that is made by polymerizing vinyl chloride. This process allows the PVC to be formed and cut into shapes that are similar to wood. This building material is a great choice for both indoor and outdoor applications because it is waterproof and durable. 

It will never rot, crack, or warp. 

Additionally, insects have no interest in eating or burrowing into PVC, eliminating the  risk of an infestation. 

PVC Beadboard is lightweight, making it very easy to transport and install. It can be cut and drilled using standard woodworking tools. 

Can Cellular PVC Beadboard Be Painted?  

Yes, beadboard made from PVC can be painted. The best type of paint for this project is an acrylic based paint. Be sure to wash and dry the beadboard fully before painting. The use of a primer will help the paint to adhere to the board. 

If painting the beadboard prior to installation, allow the paint to dry and cure for at least 24 hours before working with it. 

How To Install A Beadboard Porch Ceiling

The installation of a beadboard porch ceiling is a great DIY project. Here’s what you’ll need to complete the project in addition to the sheeting: 

  • Measuring Tape
  • Hammer or Nail Gun and nails
  • Circular Saw
  • Wood Glue

Step One: Measure Twice, Cut Once 

Measure the entire ceiling and determine how the beadboard sheeting needs to be cut. Remember – you can always cut additional pieces off but you can’t reattach them to the original board. Cut the boards to the required length.

Step Two: Apply Wood Glue 

Prior to placing each piece of sheeting, apply a thin layer of wood glue. Place the sheet in its intended position. 

Step Three: Attach The Boards With Nails

Attach each panel by using a nail gun or hammer where the sheeting meets the ceiling joists. 

Step Four: Install Trim (Optional)

If you’ve chosen to add trim for an elegant finish, install it once all of the beadboard has been secured. 

Once complete, enjoy the classic and worry free ceiling you’ve installed!

If you have any questions about how many beadboard sheets to order or the installation process, contact our experienced team at info@plasticlumberyard or call (610) 277-3900.