Faux Tin Ceiling Tile Installation

2 Materials
2 Hours

Learn how to install ceiling tiles and give your home the makeover you didn’t know it needed. These ceiling tiles instantly upgrade your home and give you a luxe look on a budget. Use the following steps to install ceiling tiles in just a few hours.

Before I started, the ceiling in my bedroom had a pattern stamped into the drywall which looked fine but wasn’t really my style.

These tiles are very thin- but super durable plastic. I opted for the Fasade Ceiling Tile -2×4 Direct Apply-Traditional 2 in Matte White style.

The preferred method for installing Glue-Up ceiling panels is to apply the adhesive directly to the back of the panels. Then use use a notched trowel (1/4″ x 1/4″ x 3/4″) and spread the adhesive evenly on the panel. ACP, the manufacturer of Fasade recommends using  Loctite PL Premium adhesive. Do not use double-sided tape to install ceiling panels.

You need to make sure your ceiling is clean. You may want to apply a fresh coat of primer or paint on the ceiling before you install the panels.

Wipe the back of each panel with some rubbing alcohol. This will remove any the finger prints, dust or dirt to ensure maximum adhesion to the ceiling.

Start in one corner and glue up the panels left to right. Work your way across the ceiling and over. Trim the tiles to fit as you go.

After an hour reapply pressure to the ceiling tiles to make sure they are secure.

The after look on my ceiling, looking up from my bed.

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  • BonBon
    on Apr 11, 2020

    Could these be applied to a cleaned, dust free faux wood paneling? I am trying to figure out options to change the out dated look on my new to me home. Thank you.

    • Karen
      on May 24, 2020

      I know from experience that paneling looks much better than imaginable after painting, almost like plank walls.

  • Rhonda
    on Apr 14, 2020

    Beautiful. Could you paint over them if you wanted?

  • Sally
    on May 12, 2020

    By starting in a corner did you have an off size at the other corner?

    • Kristie Spencer
      on May 17, 2020

      we have put these up many times and they are beautiful. We started in the center of the room, then on the edges we had to cut them, but you just use an razor knife to cut them, really easy

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  • Karen
    on May 24, 2020

    I am amazed that the room appears to be so perfectly square. The problem I always run into with projects like this is that I tend to do them on old houses that have settled or whatever. Is the brick wall behind the head of the bed faux also? Thanks for sharing this.

  • Johanne Palange
    7 days ago

    I love the way the patter on the curtains matches the pattern in the tin ceiling. So cohesive.

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