Ceiling block patch

Is there any way to patch a hole in one of those 12 inch square ceiling blocks without taking a bunch of them down? I'd love to just put up a piece of screen and put some plaster over it. But I'm not sure that would work. Any suggestions?

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  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 04, 2017
    The screen would work, and use light weight spackle. If the ceiling is textured, they make various textures in spray cans from Homex.

  • Danielle Whatsittoyou Danielle Whatsittoyou on Dec 04, 2017
    you can replace just the one ceiling tile.

  • Ta Ta on Dec 04, 2017
    How large is the hole?

  • Cristine Meixner Cristine Meixner on Dec 04, 2017
    If you try to replace the one ceiling tile: cut the tongue off one side, hold the tile in place and drive brads diagonally into the supporting wood frame. Don't try to get a new tile in with the tongues both in place; you will just break the tile and perhaps those around it too.