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Old 05-28-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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My First Tin Ceiling As A Contractor


Not trying to toot my own horn but I am very proud of this ceiling. This was my first since being on my own and brought the homeowner to tears with joy which was an amazing feeling.

2x2 tiles set in a 4' by 4' pattern.
8 1/2" crown.

We sprayed this antique white in an eggshell finish. Ill post final painted pics tomorrow after the ceiling fixture is hung.

Comments/Suggestions certainly welcomed. Sorry for the slight brag post, just my young exuberance showing through, laughing.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:09 PM   #2
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Bragging is allowed.

Looks good.

I remember my first (and only).

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How is it fastened!
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I need to do that in my bathroom. I didn't even realize there was a tin crown. Man, I have a feeling this is gonna hurt my wallet. It sure does look good though.

Where did you get the material?
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Nice work. Brag away Marco (awaiting final pics though )


Old school, and still available, is nail-up installation .....over furring strips etc.
Now, you can get Snap-lock style that can be screwed directly into drywall.

As low as around $2.50 a square......as high as ......real high ($20 +).

Like any "tile".....layout, layout, and then check your layout.
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Material was purchased at tinceiling.com

There are others but being in Ontario he was close. I was very happy with them though as despite high shipping everything was shipped in a pine and plywood box for protection with wax paper between each sheet to keep it from scratching.

Fasteners were 1" ring nails with some adhesive trowelled onto the plywood ahead of time.

Was a big job as we had to rip out knob and tube prior then level the ceiling before plywood but was such a treat to do.

Thanks for all the kind words.

VinylHanger, this room wasn't terribly expensive. I can give you more details by PM if you like cost wise.
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Years ago I did a 40x40 ceiling for a bar in a mall using the antique 2x4 panels screwed onto suspended drywall grid. Don't remember how many 16 hour days I had in it but I couldn't read for a week from focusing on the drill.
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I remember my first (and only) as well. Didn't make em cry but they loved it.
Good work!
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looks great!

Not a one and out gig by me. The flats can be challenging. The crown at the miters, different animal. 8" even more so.

How'd the crown work out for ya?
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That crown is bad @$$
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Here are the final picture with it all done. Crown was tough. I needed 15 pieces of it at 4' lengths each. Because of its sides I needed to solder the flats. They are still visible but due to overlap, I spoke to the manufacturer and he said that was normal.

Mitering them took time so when I figured I needed 15 pieces I ordered 20 figuring I would screw up a few cuts - which I did lol.

I used big stretch to fill some seams and Titan Flexspray with Benjamin Aura in eggshell as the paint.

Zinsser 123 as bonding primer.

Very happy with how it looks and appreciate all the kind words.
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Looks awesome painted, nice work!
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Awesome end result, a job to be proud of.

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