How Can You Install Glue-up Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles?


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To install glue-on faux tin ceiling tiles, clean the ceiling, mark guidelines, brush the sheets with adhesive, wait 20 minutes, and press the sheets into place. This one-day project requires a ladder, a paint brush, adhesive, a straightedge, a pencil, a measuring tape, rags, water, rubbing alcohol and a bucket.

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  1. Prepare the ceiling

    Mix equal parts of water and rubbing alcohol in a bucket. Dip a clean rag into the solution, wring it out, and wipe the ceiling with it. Re-moisten the rag as needed.

  2. Apply adhesive

    Turn the glue-on sheets upside down, and paint their edges with contact cement. Remember to apply adhesive to raised borders within the sheets. Wait about 20 minutes for the solvent to evaporate.

  3. Mark the ceiling

    Draw a pencil line down the middle of the ceiling using a measuring tape to ensure precise placement. Return to the middle of that line, and then draw a second line perpendicular to the first. The intersection of the two lines is the center of the ceiling.

  4. Install the tiles

    Place the first sheet at one of the 90-degree angles at the juncture of the ceiling markings. Press the sheet firmly into place. When you place subsequent sheets, overlap their edges with those of the previous sheet.

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