How to Install a Tin Ceiling

How to Install a Tin Ceiling - Page 2

Make the ceiling the center of attention with a tin ceiling. Read the step-by-step directions to learn how to do the job.



 How to Install a Tin Ceiling

How to Install a Tin Ceiling - Page 2

Make the ceiling the center of attention with a tin ceiling. Read the step-by-step directions to learn how to do the job.

  • Step 4 : Paint the metal sheets

    Paint the metal sheets

    Paint both the front and back side of the metal sheets with a good quality oil-base (alkyd) paint before installing them. Paint the back side first, let it dry and then turn it over to paint the finish side.

  • Step 5 : Secure the sheet edges

    Secure the sheet edges

    To secure the sheets use decorative nails spaced 12 inches apart.

  • Step 6 : Use decorative nails on sheets

    Use decorative nails on sheets

    Use 1/2-in. wire nails to fasten the sheet edges that will be covered with molding strips.

  • Step 7 : Cut the sheets to fit

    Cut the sheets to fit

    Wear work gloves and use a pair of tin snips to cut the metal sheets. Be careful - the metal edges are very sharp.

  • Step 8 : Nail the cornice molding

    Nail the cornice molding

    The concealed sheet edges are fastened with wire nails which are covered by the cornice molding. The cornice pieces hides the joint where the ceiling and wall meet.

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