Is there a way to hide ugly drop ceiling?
Dan's of Central Florida, Inc. on Jan 07, 2012Terri, what is behind the drop ceiling? Is it possible to remove it altogether and just install drywall in place of it?Helpful Reply
Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com on Jan 07, 2012Dan has the point on this. What is above the ceiling? If it cannot be removed because of pipes etc. There are many things you can do to make it look better. The biggest issue with the drop ceiling it looks industrial. Lights are often sat into the grid with harsh florescent fixtures. Patterns of the tiles over years often do not match or become dirty. The grid system becomes dull in appearance and the list goes on. Several methods can be used to fix this issue. Remove the ceiling and repair or install new wall board system spackle and paint. Repaint the old grid and install new better looking tiles and more modern light fixtures. Or look into the stretch ceiling system. This is a pre=shrunk vinyl sheet that can cover a fairly large area. It is installed by placing special tracks around the outside edge of the room. A pre measured warmed up vinyl material is then fixed into the track and after it cools down it become tight as a drum. Lights can be installed into the vinyl with special attachments. This system can be used both in homes and in commercial installs. Designs can be placed behind the system so arches and different style looks can be achieved. I know that Home Depot sold these systems a few years back. But not sure if they still sell them. It can be done by a DIY person that has some helpers and a few tools that can be rented to complete the install process. Here is a link to one of those many systems being sold on the market today. http://usa-stretch-ceilings.com/residential-ceilings.htmlHelpful Reply
Peace Painting Co., Inc. on Jan 07, 2012You can spray it black. CPHelpful Reply
Heather on Mar 06, 2015We used clear coated luan plywood instead of the normal panels. Everyone loved it.Helpful Reply
Mar3393727 on Feb 09, 2016Take the tiles down & hang drywall & finish. Been there, done that !!Helpful Reply
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