Ceiling Tile Grid

andrelaplume2March 28, 2013

My wife has a beauty shop 17 years old and its time to change the 2 x 4 tiles since they are dirty. I think its easier just to replace them rather than paint them. The issue is the grids have yellowed. We could:

1) Leave them be
2) Paint them

If we choose to paint them, it seams simple enough to wipe them down and roll them with a 3â roller. I few go this route, is there a particular type of paint that would work bestâ¦oil, latex, interior, exterior, rustoleum etcâ¦?

Would it be better to use cans of spray paint and spay them? Again, what type of paint?

**Either way we have good ventilation while we are working. There is about 300 sq ft of grid to paint and tile to replace.

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I wouldn't spray it - the grid is too narrow - lots of overspray and paint in the air - that will settle on everything in the store.

I'd use an solvent based (oil based) enamel, with a little sponge roller.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 4:40PM
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I would use some high quality 100 percent acrylic paint in satin sheen. Be sure to sand them first.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 7:52PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

probably need to prime them first if they were factory finished in oil

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 6:03AM
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