What can I do with old ceilings that have layers of wallpaper.

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Not looking to do a dropped ceiling because heating and cooling vents are there. Can't get to a smooth surface because old wallpaper takes off wall board paper.
q what can i do with old ceilings that have layers of wallpaper
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  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Apr 23, 2018
    i Am getting ready to take on my ceiling. I am going to buy paneling and paint it white. Then hang it on the ceiling.
  • Trudi Trudi on Apr 23, 2018
    How about ceiling tiles? They glue right up.
  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 23, 2018
    Use bead board in ceiling
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 23, 2018
    Hi Rita,
    You could also patch with the areas spackling paste or joint compound then smooth them with sand paper, if you want to keep the same look on your ceiling. Wishing you the best.
  • Becca Becca on Apr 23, 2018
    If your budget alows (or get a few quotes) you can run furing strips (1x2) along the ceiling joists then put up new drywall. It will look strange with the strips up at first but the nice new drywall will look clean and even. I think glueing another surface to all the wallpaper would only add to your troubles later on.
    • Rita Rita on Apr 23, 2018
      I was thinking that gluing wasn't an option either because it would only be going on some old wall paper. What ever I do involves nailing or screwing into the wall board.
  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 23, 2018
    You could also use 1/4" drywall over the ceiling, or ceiling tin and I like the bead board too.
  • William William on Apr 23, 2018
    There are vinyl ceiling tiles that look like tin tiles available. Some construction adhesive and a few nails to put them up. They can easily be painted or left natural.
    • Rita Rita on Apr 23, 2018
      Thanks that is something to consider. I know I will have to do nailing for sure.
  • Becca Becca on Apr 23, 2018
    The new drywall is your best chance. Our friends just did this. The price really isn't bad. I thought about suggesting that you take down the whole ceiling and put up new but that is a messy job. Let us know how you solve it and how it turned out.
  • Dianna Locke Dianna Locke on Jul 28, 2019

    STEAM THEM OFF. REPAINT WITH STAIN PAINT. BIG JOB BUT WORTH IT. THAT IS WHAT I DID, OR YOU CAN TILE IT

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