How to clean and seal shed ceiling?

Old 10-26-18, 05:37 PM
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How to clean and seal shed ceiling?

This is the ceiling that encompasses our shed (and carport), which was built in 1954.
It has not been cleaned or had anything done to it in all that time, and looks great save for a few wasp nests.
We are converting the cinder block shed to an art room, and would like to leave this ceiling uncovered.
I'm thinking I should clean and seal it.
I have no idea what type wood this is. The house was built in 1949.
I would appreciate any suggestions and product recommendations.
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Old 10-26-18, 07:02 PM
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I think it looks good the way it is. I don't see much that would need to be cleaned. I guess you could use a clear sealer if you wanted to spray one on. Not sure exactly what you'd use. The other guys will stop by and comment.
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You could spray it down with a bleach/water solution or a siding cleaner and rinse well. Not sure if that would cause any issues with the ceiling fan. For a sealer you'd probably be best off with a siding or deck stain. I'd either use a toner/translucent stain or a semi-transparent stain. The latter will help hide any color discrepancies in the old wood. I'd make that decision after the cleaning is done and you know what the wood looks like.
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Any plans for heating and cooling this area?
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Yes. The shed has three small (23 x 15) windows. In one of them i am looking at a unit that will heat and cool such as the LG 320 sq ft Window AC with Heater 7500 BTU.
Though we are in the deep south, the shed is in shade and heat has never been a problem. There will be a ceiling fan.
It will need a heat source for cold winter days.

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