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wifehad5 posted 8/30/2013 09:37 AM

Our place up north has a drop ceiling in the living room. At one time they were white, but now they're more cigarette smoke colored.

I'd like to paint them as opposed to replacing them. Any tips?


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sodamnlost posted 8/30/2013 10:13 AM

We have those at the studio and we used a spray painter and it came out great. Not spray paint can - the thing the pros use in a wayyyyy cheaper version. Lol messy but so worth it. We got ours at Home Depot for like $150 I think?

Crescita posted 8/30/2013 12:00 PM

Do the tiles come out easily? If so I'd take them out, numbering the back as you go, and clean the smoke off with white vinegar and water. If they still need paint use a roller and return when dry.

Newlease posted 8/30/2013 12:02 PM

One of my spring cleaning jobs every year was to help my mother take down the dropped ceiling tiles in our living room and clean them. They came down brown from cig smoke and went back up white again.


wifehad5 posted 8/30/2013 12:18 PM

Newlease, you're hired

The ones I've tested came down easily.

Newlease posted 8/30/2013 13:23 PM

wh5 - I'm pretty sure you can't afford me.


wifehad5 posted 8/30/2013 16:03 PM

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