|Forum topic by Ian S||posted 07-27-2016 06:29 PM||468 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
07-27-2016 06:29 PM
The next step is to do some re-wiring before we close in the walls. But before that, a more straightforward question …
When we put up the ceiling panels for the attic, we had to do a ton of little custom cuts and work around odd-sized framing. This shed was built by a previous homeowner and he did not follow any dimensional conventions such as 24” OC or whatever :-)
As a result there are a bunch of little gaps between the multiple MDF ceiling panels, and the ceiling joists and trusses, etc. We’d like to do our best to close these gaps because #1 we’ll get a better air seal from the hot attic, and #2 we want to pretty things up by painting the whole interior, and it would be nice to have a mostly-flat and finished surface to take that paint.
So, it doesn’t need to look as good as an interior tape and float job, but we want to close those gaps and end up with something that is at least … “reasonably” flat-looking.
The gaps probably average about 1/2” but get up to about 1” at the worst. I’m trying to figure what the BEST and SIMPLEST approach will be to close them all up.
One idea is to use Great Stuff to start with, come back and trim it with a knife once it dries, and then use regular drywall mud over the top of that. Which I think could go pretty quickly.
But I’m unsure if there’s something better out there that I could dry. Any thoughts?
Thanks as always!