This is the porch ceiling in the screened porch. I painted it this sky blue 3 years ago, and it’s still, bug free, granted, the screens help, but some little critters do still make it in, especially spiders, but so far it’s web free too.
Either way, I still like the airy feel it gives to porches, so on the pergola turned porch at ‘Our House’ we’ve been working on, that’s what I did… I painted the bottom side of the plywood, which would be the ceiling, sky blue.
And here’s another simple trick:
rolled the sky blue paint/primer mix on, using a long handled roller and paint tray. What a huge neck saver this was! With the paint and primer all in one, I was able to get this ceiling painted in 30 minutes.
So even though we did have to give up the clear fiberglass roof on the pergola when we changed it to a traditional roof with shingles, (to save the house from water damage due to the old roof leaking) however, by painting the ceiling this sky blue color that peeks through the rafters, it still has a wonderful airy feel. (You can read about how I actually did a similar trick inside the dining room here.)
So really, I guess this is 3 simple clever ideas:
- Sky blue porch ceilings for no bugs, and airy feel.
- Roll the boards/plywood before they’re installed to save your neck.
- Use paint and primer all in one for a quick easy one step process.
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