We had to get a do-over on our kitchen ceiling "pickling". We had a pickled ceiling before, and the process was to do a light white coat, followed by a clear coat to finish. With this ceiling, the contractor chose to use a "pickle" stain. The problem was that all the boards were stained before installation and didn't seem to all get the same treatment. This ceiling is made of spruce boards that are 2 "bead board" sections wide. The planks were nailed directly the beams above.
For the do-over, the contractor sent a different painter who agreed the best way to get a pickled finish is to do a white-wash. He brushed on a watered down white paint over the entire ceiling, then finished with a clear coat. The pictures above are how it looks after the do-over.
Below is the first treatment.
I am much happier with the white wash treatment. I just wanted to share in case anyone is considering "pickling" a wood ceiling. Also, I have a confession to make about this chandelier. I still have a bag full of crystals I haven't put on yet! It was a bit of a tedious project. I've got lots to do before Pam's wedding reception!
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