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Painting Acoustical Ceiling Tile - bad idea ?


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08-02-05, 07:58 PM   #1  
Painting Acoustical Ceiling Tile - bad idea ?

or not ?
I noticed the cheap flat white paint on the tile can get dirty very fast.
So before installing, I was going to apply a pure acrylic finish.
The ceiling is being installed in a basement bathroom with high potential for mold, dampness.

Will this painting affect the sound dampening characteristics of the tile ?

Any other problems to consider ?

 
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08-03-05, 07:38 AM   #2  
Use a satin latex enamel. It is less likely to show fingerprints from installation and does a better job of repelling moisture than flat will. It will probably make the panels less sound absorbent - but I doubt you will notice.

 
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08-03-05, 08:32 AM   #3  
Thanks....

and I'll use a mini roller with stiff foam to avoid penetrating too much...that should help.

 
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08-03-05, 10:30 AM   #4  
If you don't apply enough paint for even coverage it may look splotchy.

 
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08-14-05, 08:27 AM   #5  
I'm thinking of doing this..

Does it look OK, if you do a good job painting it? I want to paint the staple up ceiling tile which has been in place at least 30 years. I was thinking of using a roller, it would not be feasible to spray paint it. My husband wants to remove and replace, but after 4 months solid of building a bathroom, I just don't think it is worth the effort.

Mostly I'm concerned that it will improve the look of the rec. room.

 
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08-14-05, 10:04 AM   #6  
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Painting the ciling tiles will certainly brighten them up. It may take 2 coats if they are especially dingy. If there are any water stains be sure to prime them will a stain blocker. A 3/4" [or bigger] nap should apply the paint fine.

 
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