drop down ceiling tiles


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Old 03-13-05, 05:28 PM
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drop down ceiling tiles

hi,I wanted to paint my drop down ceiling tiles since new they are about 5 bucks a pop.
It is possible that they have previously been painted,my question is if it was oil(i have no clue how to tell what type of paint was used)can i just prime and use regular white ceiling paint?














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To check if its oil, rub some denatured alcohol on them with a cotton ball or q-tip. If the paint comes off, its latex. If the paint stays solid, its oil.

If oil, prime it with an oil rimer, and paint with latex.
If latex, prime and paint with latex.
 
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