Can acoustical tiles in a dropped ceiling in the basement be painted?

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    • Joyce Joyce on Jan 27, 2018
      THank you for this guide. so many answers can be found on the web but this community is great

  • Thom01801 Thom01801 on Jan 27, 2018
    I would have to say yes. I have seen painted acoustical tiles done before and they looked great. Take the tiles out of the grid if grid mounted before painting. Use a latex paint applied with a roller. If painting the grid paint that in place with the same paint.

    • Joyce Joyce on Jan 27, 2018
      Good idea to take them out first. Looks like I have a big project to do! Thank you

  • Thom01801 Thom01801 on Jan 27, 2018
    If your not going to repaint the grid, paint tiles on the floor they should dry quick and can be reinstalled soon after painting, do as many as you want at a time or stretch it over a period of times. Good luck with your project I think you will love it.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 27, 2018
    I agree with Thom01801 remove the tiles, paint them and then replace. It will look amazing. Good luck!

  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Jan 27, 2018
    Yes! But don't paint the metal grid without a primer first.

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jan 27, 2018
    I have painted many over time! Will take several coats to cover the tiny grooves. They look GREAT painted. Be creative!!