Ceiling Tiles ?

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  1. DougRuss

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    Has anyone had any success painting "Acoustic Ceiling tiles? I wan't to darken the Theater room a bit and want to paint the tiles black or a dark grey. What is the best way,spray, roller,or brush ?
    I tried spraying a cut-off section of the tile I'm using, and it just looks real blotchy [​IMG]
    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Doug Russell
     
  2. Glenise

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    I emailed www.celotex.com once (a ceiling tile manufacturer) and they said to use a water based paint and to spray paint it.
    It seems like their website is down or something.
    Well, I purchased USG tiles from Home Depot anyways.
    I'll try to email you a picture of my tiles.
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    I'd think the first thing you'd have to do is find a way of sealing the tiles first.
    Ceiling tiles are so dusty that it would be very difficult to get paint to stick to them out of the package. That's the reason the paint is splotchy looking when you tested it.
    The paint sticks to the dust and the dust falls off and the finish is uneven.
     
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    Just remeber if you paint them there acustic properties change. I am not sure how much but it is going to change.
     
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    You can buy acoustic ceiling tiles of different colors.
     
  6. DougRuss

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    Howard_A,
    Do you have a Website of vendors that handle the Colored Tiles?
    Mike LS....I'm using the Fiberglass type. I wiped down the surface before spraying, but maybe it's just the paint that I'm using?
    Looks like I'll just keep the white tiles up for now !
    Thanks everyone!!
     
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    I'm considering doing the same. Here is the advice I got. First vacuum the tiles then apply a textured ceiling paint using a slit foam roller. If you are going to a darker color (grey or black) you will need two or even three coats. Hope this helps
     
  9. Glenise

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    I really wanted to use sheetrock but needed to have future access to wiring, so I went with tiles.
    I had a hard time finding tiles locally.
    I just had a friend spray paint them with a professional sprayer.
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    All-- I just went through the search for painted ceiling tiles and found that USG has black, gray, sand, taupe, etc. etc......The same USG that makes the drywall/sheetrock I think. I would try USG.COM not sure if this is right though.
    Good luck
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