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Turn a bland and boring ceiling into a thing of beauty with tin-look tiles.
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You know ceilings do sometimes get overlooked in design. I am going to show you how to highlight and showcase your ceiling using tin styled ceiling panels. Before you start, you should prime your ceiling and dust it off, both of these thing will make it infinitely easier for the tiles. The first thing that you want and need to do is chalk a line as at a guide for the panels to lay on. Depending on the measurements of your specific ceiling, you may have to start with the half-tile which we are doing here. The chalk line should be as wide as the first row of tiles, which for us is one foot. A chalk box is a great way to make a line which is longer than an arm's length reach, simply make your mark, hold the chalk box out, snap it and it's perfectly done. Next you'll need to cut the first row of tiles to the desired width. Our first row of tiles is going to be one-foot wide. Alright, your next step is time to get messy or hopefully not, you are going to take a caulk gun equipped with a PL that is polyurethane based construction adhesive. You go and apply it the deep around the entire perimeter, one inch of the end, this way the glue does squeeze out when you press it up to the ceiling. Then you' re going to make a criss-cross pattern with align it right down the center. And this is going to allow the maximum coverage and hold without having to apply glue to the entire back surface of the tile. Because these poppies cost about $5 a 2 and you will save a lot of money. Alright, it's the first tile time which is the most important tile. Tile is going to be placed up along the corner of both chalk line. And remember we established the chalk line as the guide for our running job. The most important thing to follow. And that's how it's going to go, one up many more to go. Thanks goodness, for modern day engineering. What we are using here is the thermoplastic ceiling panel tile. It has all the beauty of stamped tin ceilings but without a negative aspects. This doesn't dent. It doesn't rust. It doesn't pit and the edges are not a sharp as cut thin and this cuts with a pair of scissors. How much easier can you get? You are going to continue the first line of border tiles, always overlapping the edges. Now the manufacturer has a set up, that there are no open seams. And you can't screw up that way. Now, once you have completed the first row which is always the hard as getting started, you are going to repeat the same pattern for row two. Only now we are going to be using full-width tiles, the job is really going to move fast now. So, have fun with it. Eventually, you are going to come to a recess light or an electrical box which is going to required a cut to be made and the easiest way to make that cut is with the tile facing downward. You will measure from the preceding tiles to the electrical point center, okay. Using a compass cutter or template to the size of the to radius you need to cut out. Make the mark on the back surface of the tile and then using a tin snips, a shears or scissors simply follow the radius make the cut, glue the tile and press it up. Continue installing full panels of one row at a time. The last row is going to be the same size cut as the first row which is going to create perfect symmetry in the room. We are done, Congratulations! Eventually the time will come to finish off the perimeter, hiding all the cut edges and really finishing off the job, the way it was meant to look. Absolute beautiful! I hope you enjoyed it!
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