Hi, I want to line a ceiling with pine t&g ceiling boards (133x12) but have never done anything like this before and need some advice. A timber supplier has quoted for ROM (run of the mill?) Merchant and Utility grade boards. What is the difference in quality and which would be most suitable for lining a ceiling? ROM was the dearest through to Utility being the cheapest. I am guessing the boards should be painted with a clear polyurathane? Should they be painted after they are installed or before?
Someone also suggested buying a nail gun and compressor. Any suggestions on which nail gun to get? I am not a professional but want a gun that will do the job and last. If I have to join boards should they be joined anywhere or at a mid point somewhere? Anything else I should know about putting the boards up? thanks Spin.