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Tin ceiling tile repair

Posted by pinestrawkid (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 21, 09 at 10:41

Some of my vintage tin ceiling tiles are rusted, and other tiles have holes in them. Any suggestions as to how I might repair my tiles? I can't seem to locate replacement tiles that match what I have, and I don't want to give up this vintage look my ceilings currently have.


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RE: Tin ceiling tile repair

American has many of the old patterns, but if they do not you can try salvage yards in your area.

Small holes like nail holes can be patched and painted using bondo (the car body putty).

If the ceiling is not painted you may have to paint it (even silver) to cover up the repairs.

Rust can be removed with naval jelly.

Here is a link that might be useful: American Tin Ceilings


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