Porch Ceiling finish ideas? PVC MDO? vs Plywood?

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Old 05-25-16, 09:31 AM
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Porch Ceiling finish ideas? PVC MDO? vs Plywood?

I am refinishing a porch roof from inside only. (Outside already done.) They previously had sheet-rock! It is outside, screened in, but very dusty and damp due to being built into a hillside. So after a rainfall it kicks up a lot of dust and takes a while for surroundings to dry up.
I am looking for material ideas, preferably 4 x 8 sheets. Itís about 450 sq. ft. PVC wainscot comes in a bit thick at over Ĺ inch and itís a bit pricey at $ 145/ sheet. This would have been ideal. The thinner sheets were a bit flimsy. I think 3/8 might work well. But I donít think it exists.
Same with the P.V.C. T & G 16ft planks, totaling highest cost! The plywood wainscot came unfinished. They recommend painting both sides? I was trying to get away with a pre-finished material,exterior use.
I have never used MDO? This comes primed and claims to be weather resistant. So all I need is to give one coat or two after installed. Anybody have experience with this? Priced moderate.
I would like to hear suggestions in trying and keep cost down (without an ordeal of prime and paint) and easy to install!
 
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Vinyl beadboard soffit material might be what you are looking for.

I have 3/8" plywood beadboard plywood on my front porch ceiling and it has looked nice for the last 15 yrs or so. All I've done finishing wise on it was to apply a stain and 1 coat of waterbased satin poly, I've been meaning to give it a light sanding and another coat of poly but for whatever reason I've not gotten around to it. I did nothing to the back side of the plywood and it appears to be in just as good condition today as it was when new.
 
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Old 06-17-16, 08:26 AM
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cant seem to locate any thin vinyl bead board?
I can find it in thin vinyl in 16 foot lengths . Also located PVC but not thinner than 1/2 in PVC, But very pricey.
 
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Should be available most anywhere vinyl siding is sold.

Shop Durabuilt 15-Pack 7.86-in x 148-in White Traditional Vinyl Siding Panels at Lowes.com
 
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Old 06-30-16, 12:18 PM
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Are you suggesting siding?

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something to this effect seems it may work well? just put it up like ship lapping and it may seems to hide everything nicely no painting!
 
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