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The Effect of Wood Stove Heat on Paneling?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by soupy1957, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. soupy1957

    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    Understand the logic of this advice. Both the Contractor and us agree at least that the old paint and primer is the culprit, the Contractor is not willing to say that the Sub-Contracted Painter should have stripped the old Paint and Primer first, before applying a new coat, which is our position.

    That being said, there is agreement that it is not a mold issue, or something like that. We both agree that there is enough adequate ventilation to the attic space above that portion of the house.

    That being the case, that we have some level of agreement, the Contractor has agreed to provide the "Labor" at no cost to us, in good faith; and we, in turn, agreed to absorb the cost of the materials.

    Care was taken today, to ensure that the Paneling and adhesive chosen (and the Faux Beam material too, for that matter, are made of the kind of materials that will not react adversely to temps and dryness as would be typical with a wood stove application.

    -Soupy1957

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  2. woodgeek

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    If you want wood, go for it. If you want cheap, sanding the bad paint off and repainting might be cheaper?
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    This ("sanding the bad paint off") was what we hoped the Contractor would have done. "We" believe that this should have been done from the beginning (poor setup by the Sub-Contractor, in our humble opinion). However, that said, we move on with the next solution, to avoid all that, and "fix" the issue.

    -Soupy1957
  4. begreen

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    The paint issue is not normal and sounds like the tip of an iceberg. If there is cold air leaking into the joist cavity above the ceiling this will not fix the situation. But maybe some contaminant got into the original paint and that is the issue. I defer to eyeballs on site.
  5. soupy1957

    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    Well, this is a crawlspace after all. No rooms above the porch. I recall when the roof over the front porch was being constructed, that they left a portion of the old roof up there. in back of, and within the new roof extension. All the materials are "on site" at this point, and it looks like the Contractor will be coming at the beginning of May (next weekend). Let's HOPE that this "fix" is sufficient. (I hope it LOOKS nice, too! Never put Paneling on a ceiling before). The Faux Beams made to look hand cut are a nice touch, too!

    -Soupy1957
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    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    That looks real nice. Pretty good looking install.
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    Let's hope it holds up!

    -Soupy1957
  9. ScotO

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    I think that turned out pretty nice, Soupy! Are the beams faux as well? Looks like a very cozy room there, my friend! I think you'll be fine as far as holding up. Other members already pointed out that this man-made paneling will not expand/contract as much as a natural material would......

    And I highly doubt that the temps in that room will exceed a level that will warp or distort that material. As far as the paint peeling, my brother had a similar problem. He bought a home and wanted to have the ceilings 'swirled', a buddy of mine is a drywaller and does phenominal ceiling decorations. He swirled the ceilings on my brother's place and it all peeled off within hours! After much investigation we narrowed it down to either a cleaner that was used by the previous homeowner or more likely the fact that that PO used a kerosene heater for many years in the home (back in the 80's), probably residue from the kerosene on the ceilings....

    A heavy sanding, epoxy primer and re-application of the mud for swirling, and it held up fine after that. It was a PITA to get it done though. Would've been easier just to hang new drywall over the old ceiling and start from scratch!!
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    That looks great.

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