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covering patterned ceiling tiles--help me get my bedroom into this decade!

olivia_m82's picture

Our master bedroom has patterned ceiling tiles straight from the 60s :). We don't want to drywall over it because there is crown moulding. Any (hopefully easy!) recommendations? The "covering" would have to be quite thick, as there are distinctable grooves and a cut-in circular pattern on the tiles. I can post a picture if that will be helpful! Thanks for the help...

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Charyl D's picture
Charyl D

Colour Your World carries a product called "wall liner" basically it is a wall paper type of application that covers uneven textured surfaces ie, plaster, brick, panelling...once it's up you can mud it like drywall and then paint it.We've used it all over our 90 yo house and it's great.Hope this helps! PS we tired a similar product from Home Depot and it was total crap, I wouldn't recommend that brand.

jmurray's picture

Hello olivia_m82,If you want to cover the tiles, wallpaper is a unique way to do it. While it may be difficult to apply, the results are often dramatic. Check out an example here: you don't mind the pattern of the tiles but find the colour is the problem, painting is an easy and inexpensive way to update your room without ruining the crown moulding or necessitating a reno. An on-trend example of painting a ceiling is here: you choose to proceed, good luck and be sure to post after pics!JenniferWeb promotions editorjmurray{at}

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