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wifehad5
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Question  Posted: 9:37 AM, August 30th (Friday)

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?

Thanks

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sodamnlost
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Default  Posted: 10:13 AM, August 30th (Friday)

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?


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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, August 30th (Friday)

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.


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Newlease
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Default  Posted: 12:02 PM, August 30th (Friday)

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.

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wifehad5
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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, August 30th (Friday)

Newlease, you're hired

The ones I've tested came down easily.


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Newlease
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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, August 30th (Friday)

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

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wifehad5
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Default  Posted: 4:03 PM, August 30th (Friday)


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