1. Prepare the surface: Wipe off the ceiling or any other surface you are installing the tiles over, and make that surface smooth and even. Remove loose plaster, paint, wall paper etc. Draw a chalk line in the middle of the room (preferably through the light fixture electrical box area).
2. Apply the adhesive: Apply any good quality rubber based adhesive (we recommend Contact Cement by DAP (Weldwood Original Formula) to the back of the tile. Let them air out until adhesive solvents evaporates and becomes tacky. Please check the drying time on the pack of the adhesive, usually it is anywhere between 2-5 minutes.
Applying the adhesive on the ceiling will also improve bonding and strength. Approximately 1 gallon of adhesive will be enough to cover 75 tiles or 300 square feet when used on both, the tiles and the ceiling.
3. Place & Press: Place the sheet in the required position and press firmly but gently. Overlap the edges with the previous sheet and press firmly with fingertips, after completing the first straight row, work your way to the sides.
INSTALLATION OF PVC GLUE UP CEILING TILES OVER EXISTING DROP TILES
1. Install the base ceiling tiles made out of Plywood, MDF, Block board or regular ceiling tiles etc.
It is recommended to paint the grid before installing faux tin ceiling tiles, you can use spray cans, spray gun or foam roller. (Removing existing tiles while painting the grid is unnecessary) Select the paint to compliment the tiles finish – (i.e., when installing Antique Copper tiles you may want to paint the grids in plain Copper or Antique Copper color etc.) Using existing old drop tiles as support simply resurface them with our new glue up faux tin ceiling tiles (glue them one by one to the base ceiling tiles and place them on to the grids) If necessary trim the edges of the PVC tiles to make them fit the grid size.
2. If your existing drop tiles are 24” X 48” you have two options
Glue two Faux Tin tiles over every one of the 24” X 48 tiles, side by side, overlapping the edges of the tiles in the middle. Convert the 24″ x 48″ grid system in to a 24″ x 24″ grid system by dividing the 24 x 48 openings in half using 24” cross tees. Cut the old drop tiles in half to make two 24” X 24” tiles, and glue on the 24″x24″ plastic glue up tiles to those halves one by one. Finally install the resurfaced ceiling tiles on to the grids.