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Old 10-23-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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So i am remodeling a basement bedroom, installing an egress window, anyway the room has old accoustic glued on tile ceiling squares, they are glued to drywall. However the drywall on the ceiling is hung brown side down, I would really love to not replace it, can it be mud and taped? It is nailed up, so just flipping it will not work.

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I've never seen it done. I wouldn't do it myself, and i'd never do it on a customer's house. I'd take it down, considering it is only one room.

If you are dead set on doing it, I would prime it first, tape it then texture it with a heavier texture. I have no idea if it would work for you or not.


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Thanks for the input, I think I'll test some primer and texture on a test piece, if it works great, if not, i'll tear the old stuff down.
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Are you sure the face of the rock isn't just torn off.
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A skim coat might work.
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Are you sure the face of the rock isn't just torn off.

No, the ceiling tiles were glued on to the brown paper side, Its weird they wer'nt attached to furring strips like the rest of the basement ceiling. Its an old house though, built in 54. Not sure when they did the basement, but the ceiling tiles look 60's.
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Thanks for the input, I think I'll test some primer and texture on a test piece, if it works great, if not, i'll tear the old stuff down.

That's a good idea

let us know how it works out,.
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There are primers made particularly for sealing drywall. I would recommend two coats with good dry time in between. Have you considered a light textured ceiling, or are you wanting a good smooth finish?
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Are you sure its backside out? Is it brown or yellowish brown? Reason I ask is that older drywall if left unsealed can yellow over time actually turning almost brown. Once that happens, I find the best action is a good high solids primer or a shellac based primer like Zinnser BIN primer. Though even if it is hung backwards, some good primer and paint will still fix it up.

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