10:37AM | 02/11/06
Member Since: 09/19/04
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My bungalow has cardboard-like plain white ceiling tiles in some rooms. The size is apparently no longer available (14 X 14). I'd like to cover them until I have time to properly replace them with a new tile treatment or repair the original ceiling plaster that is behind the tiles. I need something other than paint or tin tile. I've been thinking about press-on carpet tiles, long lengths of fabric, and wallpaper. I'd love something with adhesive I can just press on and over the existing tile but easily remove later. Or fabric attached by staples or hooks might be faster. Anybody attempted something like this? Thanks.


10:41AM | 09/23/06
Member Since: 09/21/06
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Did you get any ideas? I need some too.


03:41AM | 01/07/07
Member Since: 01/06/07
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Did you get any ideas that worked? I am also searching for a cover-up solution if you could share any. Thanks


05:45AM | 01/09/07
Member Since: 09/19/04
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Hi. I did not get any ideas for something fast to stick on and peel off. But someone did suggest butcher paper or newsprint paper, if I can find them in large rolls. I have not had time to search for them, but I may try eBay or just Google. I also thought about paper place mats - maybe there's a source for some plain ones somewhere.


05:46AM | 01/09/07
Member Since: 09/19/04
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Hi. Sorry I did not reply sooner. See my response to another poster in the thread.


03:28PM | 03/03/07
Member Since: 03/02/07
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The house I'm buying has these on the ceiling in two rooms also. I wonder what's underneath? I'm going to remove them, or have them removed -- has anybody done this, and if so, how extensive was the damage underneath? How much work was it to repair? Thanks.


04:32AM | 03/04/07
Member Since: 11/07/06
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Oh, that looks exactly like our ugly ceiling! I don't have any good news here, but will share what we did. In one small room I pulled the tiles off (came off easy) and there was a semi-flat, paper-covered, peeling, bumpy surface beneath. Ours is an older home (1920) so we looked at putting bead board in (it was a laundry room/back porch area) - we then decided to use it as an office and I tried a light skim coat which turned out pretty nice. Still, it's an old house with lots of lipstick, but it looks TONS better. We have a budget the size of a pea, so we were pleasantly surprised with the positive outcome. Now, the rest of the house - we're using the home as a home/garden/gift business and we decided the just paint. With the tiles painted a nice fresh white and new moulding - it really presented well - which surprised me, let me tell you. I was convinced that we would HAVE to do something with the tiles - I just could not wrap my mind around keeping the ugly things! We just couldn't afford to do anything else either, tho! Anyway.... I'm satisfied with the results. It's certainly not my asthetic choice, but they look fresh and clean for our business and get us closer to opening the doors without breaking what little budget we do have! Good luck! I'd love to hear what you decide to do with your ceiling!! Lisa


07:49AM | 03/04/07
Member Since: 03/02/07
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Thanks Lisa. Nice to hear that, in a pinch, they can be painted. My problem is that the house I'm buying is old too (about 1927) and I am putting in high velocity air conditioning, which comes down in small holes in the ceiling. The contractor said that I can leave the tiles, remove them later, and then pull the tubing up into the new ceiling, but I'm thinking it just makes more sense to try to get it taken care of now. One thing that I wonder: if I pull the tiles down myself, is the ceiling going to come off all over the place? :)

I'll let you know what I end up doing.



09:49AM | 07/17/07
Member Since: 04/13/04
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Hi. You can try this product:

You can check gallery, they have awsome selection. Where is the secret? Instead of mess with drywall you glue it right over existing ceiling. You can use mastic ( ceramic tile adhesive ) to glue this product to drywall, wood, cement etc. waterproof so it's good for kitchen and bathroom or patio as well


03:00PM | 08/01/07
Member Since: 09/19/04
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What fortunate timing. I haven't visited this topic in awhile. Will be in Tampa on business next week and will try to visit the showroom. Thanks so much!
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