How can I re-use 2x2 ceiling tiles?

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I'd like to put them on the walls of my garden shed, but not sure whether that is advisable. I have about 60 of them.



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  • Suelane Suelane on Jul 24, 2018
    HI Diane, Are these the acoustic tiles that you can cut with a knife? (I am just asking so we can know what they are made of). How damp is it in the shed? What is the shed made of? My first thought is that it would be a damp area to put the tiles and they might disintegrate over time unless the shed is insulated and has a vapor barrier and even then I wouldn't feel confident doing it.
    Any thoughts from any other helpers out there???

    Good luck!

    • Diane Poulin Diane Poulin on Jul 24, 2018
      The shed is attached to the house, not insulated but no damper than any other place in the house. Does not get wet. And yes, these are the nasty acoustic tiles.

  • Marilyn Bonnett Marilyn Bonnett on Jul 24, 2018

    Depends on your climate, I think you could use them. Put them up, seal them, then paint. You could have fun , take your acrylics and paint a garden scene

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 24, 2018

    Hello Diane,

    What are they made from? I can then make a suggestion or two.......Regards

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jul 24, 2018

    It’s a great idea, but if they’re rather old, I’d check their flammability.

    Theyve changed greatly over the years; they’re now non-combustible. I recognize it’s a garden shed, and it would help insulate greatly, but I would want to know before going through all that work.

    Sorry to be an alarmist.

  • Diane Poulin Diane Poulin on Jul 24, 2018
    They are only a couple years old.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 26, 2018
    Hello again Diane, I would use them as insulation and then line the shed with maybe thin MDF or Shiplap..........You'll be very comfortable!