Need a cheap fix for my ugly ceiling tile...
Our 100+ year old house has ugly 60's ceiling tile in the living room. I bought some very pretty white textured wallpaper that looks like an old tin ceiling. I tried to put it over the ugly ceiling tile but the tiles are too porous and they sucked up the wallpaper paste making it impossible to slide the paper into place. I got one small (5'x1') piece on and it looks great but it took me forever... Is there something clear that I can paint or spray onto the tiles to make them smoother so that the wallpaper will slide a little more easily?
Or do you have another suggestion for my ugly ceiling? I don't want to take the tiles off the ceiling because I'm sure the plaster is probably torn up underneath. And that will get me into a bigger job than I'm ready for.
BTW, I'm not an a very experienced DIY-er but I'm on a DIY budget.