- Painted white decking with chocolate brown rafter beams
- Painted chocolate brown decking with white rafter beams
- Stained decking and painting the beams white
Downstairs, the easiest method would be to simply paint the rafter beams white since the other boards are already coated in polyurethane. The ceiling upstairs is raw and has no paint or stain so we would have to start from scratch there.
Because of how great the bathroom ceiling turned out, I wanted to paint the celieng white with chocolate brown rafters. However, painting all of the boards white involves caulking the holes and cracks. There are lots of holes and cracks... There is no telling how many tubes of caulk we would need! So.... we are going to try just painting the rafter beams. Why not try the easiest method first??
To get started, we decided to paint the main beam running across the bar on the downstairs ceiling and see if we liked it before painting all beams. So far I have only primed the beam, but it is pretty obvious how different the white color will look.