How to refinish Old Tin Ceiling Tiles


Old 02-01-00, 03:46 PM
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Just moved into a new older home that has plenty of Tin Ceiling Tiles. They have been painted white and are peeling. I would like to restore them to their original state. Any ideas??
Thanks alot.
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Old 02-13-00, 08:08 PM
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You may want to remove as much of the peeling paint as possible and feather sand all the edges smooth. as far as finish I would suggest you go to a professional paint store and ask for alkyd flat dryfall finish. This product will have to be sprayed on to give you the best look but it will bond ok versus a latex. Also if you apply a latex over metal like tin you could run into a flash rusting problem. If you want the victorian look I would suggest you look for a low sheen alkyd trim enamel for your tin ceiling instead.
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