Cost to Installl a Tin Look Ceiling

Cost to Installl a Tin Look Ceiling

The contractor cost to install a tin look ceiling is $516 vs. doing it yourself for $375. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 9.2 Diy 16.0
Money Pro $516 Diy $375
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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 Cost to Installl a Tin Look Ceiling

Cost to Installl a Tin Look Ceiling

The contractor cost to install a tin look ceiling is $516 vs. doing it yourself for $375. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 9.2 Diy 16.0
Money Pro $516 Diy $375
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
DIY Word of the Day
Roman – a style of fabric window shade that folds into neat horizontal pleats
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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

What's not to like about a tin ceiling that looks authentic but is actually easier to install and less expensive? The lightweight vinyl-coated tiles are available in striking classic turn-of-the-century designs which are dead ringers for real tin. But while these tiles mimic the timeless look of tin, they're fire-retardant and made of some recycled material. The 12-inch square tiles are applied directly to the ceiling using furring strips or adhesive. Once they are installed, finish them with latex paint and let your creative juices flow. To get ideas for using the tiles and advice about measuring and installing them, go to www.armstrong.com.

A contractor will charge $516 to install a tin look ceiling in a 10-by-12-foot room. You can make the installation for $375, the cost of the ceiling tiles, furring strips and ceiling cornice molding. You'll need basic carpentry tools including a chalk line, tape measure, hammer, utility knife, stapler, carpenter's level, straight edge, cutting pliers, safety glasses and a ladder (two ladders if you're working with someone). If you're looking for an excuse to buy a laser level, this is it; the tool is extremely helpful to lay out and install the tiles so they are level.

Now you know the average cost to install a tin look ceiling, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor. Don’t forget to adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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