Replacing paneling and Ceiling grid.

Old 10-16-04, 08:59 AM
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Replacing paneling and Ceiling grid.

I want to replace the paneling in my gamerooma nd the the suspended ceiling grid is dingy looking so I thought about replacing it as well. The ceiling wall channel is nailed to the old paneling anyway. Then I had this thought. Can I just attach the new panleing to the old, running it up to the caeiling channel. I would just remove the ceiling tiles, spray paint the gridwoork to make it look new, and buy new tile. I would then trim out at the top of the paneling with a thin moulding that would cover the rought edge at the top of the paneling. Is there some inherent fault in this idea?
Old 10-16-04, 09:56 PM
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It seems to be a good way to avoid removing and installing the wall grid components.
Old 10-26-04, 06:03 AM
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If you're gonna do all that work, why not consider REMOVING the dropped ceiling, and putting drywall and recessed lights? That would seem to be the most desireable aesthetically.

I plan to do the same to my basement/gameroom in the near future. The dropped ceiling doesn't cover anything really, other than a central AC vent which can just as easily be framed out in drywall. Then I'll gain about a foot and a half in height, in an already high ceiling room. It really opens things up!

Just a thought.

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