Interior ceiling replacement

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  1. con-tiki

    con-tiki Funster

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    I am thinking of having the interior ceiling board replaced in my kontiki as it does have some dried condensation marks. This was there when i bought it 2 years ago. I have tested it with a damp meter and all is dry. I think it was due to condensation from shower and cooking area with lack of ventilation.
    Can anyone hazard a guess as to the cost ? Too big a job for myself to do.

    Shirl
     
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    Is there any reason you can't just wallpaper it ?
     
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    Which, Brian, is exactly what Swift did with ours when it was new and had leaked due to an incorrectly fitted rooflight. Think it's slightly thicker than wallpaper though? - dunno. With ours they took the wallcupboards out and that so we had new completely side to side. You wouldn't need to do that, but why not speak to Swift and see if you can get hold of some of the proper matching stuff?
     
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    The ceiling panels are a sort of hession material, which would be difficult to paper over. I wonder if some fabric paint would do.
     
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    I wouldn't try painting over material.. it could well make it a lot worse ..

    Have you tried cleaning with upholstery or carpet cleaner .. you could hire a carpet cleaning machine .. Steam cleaning is another option ..
     
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    Have you tried Autoglym upholstry cleaner we cleaned a front seat with it, it worked wonders, seat looked like new after just 2 treatments, and believe me it was very dirty.
    But do try on a hidden piece first
     
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    I have tried steam cleaning which made no difference. I may try again with the carpet cleaner...having neck and shoulder problems makes it difficult..
     
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    Dunno !

    I don't see why paint would not work, the Hessian would disguise the painting. Can you try a hidden corner ?
     
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    I've seen ceilings - and walls - that have been painted in motorhomes and they look 'orrible ! I would prefer the condensation stains myself. But how about a fabric stain? I have no idea how you go about staining fabric and how you'd apply it to a ceiling, but if it was mine I'd investigate the possibillity.
     
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    I am with Brian on this one. Replacing a ceiling in a motorhome is a big, big job so if there is any other way of doing it I would consider that first.

    You could make it look magical by using material for example
     
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    Hi new ceiling boards are under 20 quid each and jointing strips a couple of quid each :thumb: factor in 4 / 5 quid for a tube of glue per sheet -say max 27 quid for every 4 ft-You can easy fit it tight in between the cupboards and seal the edges with a little chaulk or silicon :thumb:If you cut it slightly too small you could go around the edges with a bit of plastic quad :BigGrin: depends on your skill level :thumb:
    I have also seen them repaired with mottled foot wide plastic sheets that are usually used in bathrooms- this has the advantage of only fitting a foot at a time so easier to do and cut more accurate if lacking a bit on the skill level front.Cost per sheet is about £ 8 per ft.I have seen one done in the white with grey mottling which brightened up the old kon-tki no end.:thumb:
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    Sounds a good idea....The only snag is the 'skill' part ..lol
     
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    If you went down the plastic route it is very easy :thumb: THE 7 FT X 4 FT Boards are a little more complicated/awkward :Rofl1: If you can stand to loose the weight you can simply over board the job without having to cut through the ceiling boards with a Stanley knife on the out side of the cupboard.No need to remove the wall cupboards unless you want to create more work :BigGrin: but from your post I got the impression you want a quick easy job :Wink:
    terry
    BTW have you thought of just vinyl silk emulsion,I know the hessian roof makes it funny to paint but it could well be a very cheap and cheerful option though not ideal
     
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    It is white papered hardboard.

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/white-faced-hardboard/invt/110403/

    Buy in nice long sheets, get some three point sealing joint strip off the roll, and rip down the old, remove panel pins from stays, pop the new back up, not forgetting to place the joining strips around the edges before pinning back up.

    Job done, easy!:thumb:
     
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