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Old 09-13-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Ceiling Ideas to Cover Old Squares


Anyone have any past experience or ideas to cover an old ceiling that has the old square tiles (with little tiny holes)? I thought of getting those styrofoam panels you glue on, but that scares me a little. Thought of wallpapering, but we know how that will end up. Any ideas appreciated!

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You sheetrock it. Take the tiles down, make sure the 1x2's are secured to the ceiling, then install the sheetrock. Tape and compound it.
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I don't want to go thru all the plastering and trying to make it level. There's no good way to fine the studs (1901 house). And even the shims (or whatever you call what's holding the tiles, are erratic and hard to find (already did this in the kitchen...wow, a LOT of work, but looks good.)
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