Painting drop ceiling panels??


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Old 07-31-05, 08:50 PM
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Question Painting drop ceiling panels??

I was wondering if anyone has ever painted there drop ceiling panels? I want to paint mines to better match my rooms , and I know it can be done but I don't know whether to use paint or spray paint?? Mines are white with little black markings , I wanna paint the ones in my kitchen dark beige , and the ones in my living room gold and burgundy , if anyone has ever done it or knows what kinda paint will work best let me know plzzz , or maybe I can staple some designed fabric on each panel
 
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Old 08-01-05, 05:10 AM
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You should take them out to paint them. Do only a few at a time, or at least remember the order they go back in.

Take one out, lay it flat on a drop cloth, and roll it with the paint.
Latex or acrylic will be fine. These are usually porous enough not to need a primer, but might need more than one finish coat for coverage.
 
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Old 08-01-05, 09:32 AM
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As PWG said be sure to mark where they go. A magic marker on the reverse side works well for this.
 
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Old 08-02-05, 12:55 AM
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Hmmmmmmmm , actually I was planning on just paintin them while they are up there cuz I ain't too good with puttin those things back on , I tried once and i fell off the ladder , and I am scared to try doing that again , I was afraid cuz there was a spider sittin there starin' me down ...made me nervous...looked hungry..lol...anywhoo I'll just get my bro to take them and put them back up for me , cuz I was thinking about the paint drippin on my hair...unless I wear a shower cap , naw I don't wanna do that...thanks for ur help !!!
 
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Old 08-02-05, 06:04 AM
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They can be painted in place with an airless. Biggest drawback [other than dealing with overspray] is the paint film will seal the panels to the grid.
 
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Old 08-17-05, 01:26 PM
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Question Do ceiling panels need to be washed? If so, how?

I am also thinking of painting our suspended ceiling tiles, so I really appreciated seeing this thread!

Some of the panels on our ceiling are dirty. Should I attempt cleaning them before painting them?

Should I try to vacuum them?

One of the metal supports is a little bent. Would it be hard to change them out? (I have very little personal handi-woman experience, but can do simple jobs.)

Thank you!!!

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Old 08-17-05, 05:43 PM
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If they are dusty I would defenitly vacumn them. Other than that they really aren't washable. If any panels have stains they should be primed with a stain blocking primer. If the metal support is short it should be easy to replace, if it is one of the long ones you might try straightening it.
 
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Old 08-17-05, 06:17 PM
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Thanks!

Thanks for the reply about the ceiling panels! All advice accepted!
 
 

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