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danielle1

09:30PM | 08/27/07
Member Since: 08/27/07
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Can you hang drywall over ceiling tiles? My ceiling tiles have water damage plus I think am thinking it will throw off my air vents and my lights boxes. I am paying someone to install but they said they wasn't taking down the tiles. Are they right!

Faron79

09:37PM | 08/27/07
Member Since: 08/20/04
32 lifetime posts
Sorry...

The weight of the code-required 5/8" sheets of drywall for ceilings is WAY to heavy for the light-metal rails for ceiling-tiles.

* Use a good Latex stain-blocking primer over ENTIRE ceiling (not the rails though). TWO COATS OFTEN necessary here!

* Then 2 coats of actual paint.

Faron
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