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Reusing a Tin Ceiling in Larger Room....

Just finished surface prep of 2x4' tin ceiling panels which included washing, rinsing,
loose chip scraping, 2 coats of yogurt thick kilz primer made for holding loose paint in place
and, 2 coats of metal paint...they look great and any loose areas seem well-bonded. So...
Having been cut to fit a room, the edge pieces are trimmed 1/2"+\-. How does one
match or cover the edge of panels which have been cut in order to stretch for a larger room?
Thanking YOU!
[will add photo later once i figure THAT out]

Re: Reusing a Tin Ceiling in Larger Room....

Add a molding at the edges to make up for the shortfall.
Molding could be wood or tin.

Re: Reusing a Tin Ceiling in Larger Room....

Crown molding may make up the difference. Or set them in a lattice-work grid or with a flat-ceiling border at the edges. The width of the latter should be 'balanced' with the size and use of the room for best appearance. Or go all-out and use them in a Coffered ceiling :cool:


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