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# Budget upgrade Good Bye Popcorn Ceiling

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What an easy and relatively inexpensive way to cover up the 80's popcorn ceiling . No mess no scraping. Just glue up ( we used cheap caulk for the adhesive) These ultra lite tiles made of recycled Styrofoam are easy to cut and can be painted.It would have cost around $1200 to have the old ceiling scraped down and another $1200 to have it refinished and painted . I spent around $600 total. I think it looks fantastic and with out all the mess !
Time: 2 Days Cost: $550.00 Difficulty: Easy
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Only 2 more cut pieces to go.
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Place the tiles as close together as possible.
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We dropped a chalk line to find the center ( which just happened to be under the ceiling fan.) and started laying the tiles out from there.
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changed out the ceiling fan
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  • good bye popcorn ceiling, tiling

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  • Lisa Schneider
    Lisa Schneider Adrian, MI
    on Jul 25, 2013

    I did this project by myself ( my son helped with the ceiling fan) and it took me about 2 1/2 days. If you have a helper you could do it in much less time.

  • Gail
    Gail New Market, AL
    on Feb 7, 2014

    Love it. Thanks for posting this.

  • Regina Phelps
    Regina Phelps Porterville, CA
    on Feb 12, 2014

    When it get dusty or spider webs how is it cleaned?

  • Ceiling Tiles By Us
    Ceiling Tiles By Us Fort Lauderdale, FL
    on Feb 14, 2014

    Hi Regina! When and if the tiles get dusty or have spiderwebs all you need to do is gently wipe with a wet or damp rag. You can dilute a bit of dish soap with the water for heavier cleaning but all in all it is very simple maintenance!

  • Beverly Alley
    Beverly Alley Mesa, AZ
    on Feb 15, 2014

    where do I get the tiles?

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