Removing glued-on ceiling tiles


Old 10-04-01, 08:58 AM
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Hi, I know this is a little off-topic but there's no "ceilings" forum. Anyway, I just bought an older house with plaster walls and ceilings. Someone glued ceiling tiles (like 9x9" or so) up in two rooms and they look tacky as all get-out. Is there any way to remove them without tearing up the plaster completely? (Yeah, I know they put them up there for a reason and the ceilings are probably in an ugly state underneath, but I'll either texture them or put up faux tin ceiling. Either way, these tiles have to go!)

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 10-04-01, 03:55 PM
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Removing glued on ceiling tiles.

Get a pry bar and go for it. You will discover a layer of adhesive. Then, you will have to decide what to do next. If you plan on covering, the ceiling with sheetrock or tin tiles or other faux ceiling, then you should not have a problem. Adhesive removal will be a challenge, if you plan on restoring the existing ceiling. Keep us posted on your progress.
Old 10-05-01, 02:01 AM
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Thanks, and I will!

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