Can I glue the faux tin tiles over a popcorn ceiling?

Bonnie Bosch
by Bonnie Bosch

  6 answers
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 27, 2019

    The popcorn ceiling will prevent you from gluing tiles and having it stay. I might suggest building a lath grid onto the ceiling, nailing into ceiling joists, and then adding the tiles to the lath.

    • Bonnie Bosch Bonnie Bosch on Jan 27, 2019

      Thanks, Ken. I will show this to my son but it sounds like quite a bit of work. It might be better just to deal with the popcorn and remove it once and for all. I was looking for a shortcut (also the tile looks great)!

  • Bijous Bijous on Jan 27, 2019

    Hi. It depends how rough it is. The glue needs to be able to stick securely without the possibility of the edges curling.

  • Bonnie Bosch Bonnie Bosch on Jan 27, 2019

    Thanks, Bijous. It is sounding like this won't work. Will either have to live with the popcorn or remove it. Ugh!

  • Edie Edie on Jan 27, 2019

    If you haven't painted the popcorn it is the way it was first installed...the popcorn comes off really easy with a little water spray and a scraper. No need to be too perfect if you plan to cover with tiles. just make sure you remove all dust.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 27, 2019

    I spent years removing the ugly popcorn in my last house. I finally hired someone to do the last few areas. He removed it and added a nice texture during the job. Not a fleck of popcorn was found after the job. It was worth it to me. I called a painting contractor and they referred me to someone that did that work.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Jan 27, 2019

    I recommend to not do that.