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« on: January 15, 2006 11:17:06 AM »

I'm really feeling the Art Deco lately, and I'v been thinking that I want a pressed tin ceiling in a certian room. Does anyone know where I can get pressed tin ceiling tiles, or plastic ones, in Canada? Possibly in the Toronto area? thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2006 08:57:59 AM »

I'm not sure if there is one in Toronto, but in Newmarket there's a place called Colour Town (on Leslie St.) that sells the plastic "pressed tin" ceiling tiles. If i remember correctly it's $20 per panel, each panel being about a foot and a half by 2 and a half feet (i'm really approximating here, but you can 411 them and ask them over the phone). It comes in copper, tin, i think brushed steel, and white so you can paint it yourself. There might have been other colours as well, i'm not sure. Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2006 04:04:13 PM »

i'm actually closer to newmarket then toronto, but i thought there'd be a bigger selection there. thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2006 04:22:12 PM »

Another possibility? --

You might consider trying large wallpaper stores, or the wallpaper sections in any fairly-big DIY store there, for any special "ceiling paper" they might have.

Here in the US I've seen paper identical to that special high-quality, deeply-patterned "paintable wallpaper" (normally used to cover rough or damaged wallboard or wall colors/treatments impossible to paint over) -- except it  came in designs/patterns specifically intended for use on *ceilings* , including some 'faux tin ceiling' designs.

Of course, before putting it up, you might want to experiment a bit first to see what metallic/other paint or paint-'effect' you'd like on it.

Thought I'd bring this up because, if cost of actual ceiling tile (whether metal or plastic) is something of an issue, faux-tin design ceiling-paper might be considerably less expensive than those.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006 04:50:14 PM »

Have you tried a Re-store? Here in Saskatchewan we have stores that carefully dismantle buildings and then re-sell the stuff to the public for charity. I've seen tin tiles here for about $10 a tile. Good luck,d Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2006 06:27:16 PM »

there's stucko on the ceiling. stupid stucko. you're not good looking.

anyway, so paper isn't an option. And I don't have a re-sale majig. bummer. ah well, anyone else?

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2006 01:29:08 PM »

Check the internets too for a product called "Lincrusta"  it's like a wall paper that has embossing on it that is just like the pressed tin but soooooo much cheaper.  Christopher Lowell (on the cable) loves the stuff and I've seen him put it up and paint it, and the results are fabulous.  I've looked into the pressed tin ceiling panels for my home because I thought it would be more period for my house but it is verrrrry expensive, something like $30-$40 a 2x2 panel.  If you really want the metal look I'd say faux finish the lincrusta using one of those new paints Sherwin Williams carries by (I think) Metal Masters that has ground up metal in the paint or you should also be able to find some good metalllic spray paint at your paint store or local mom n pop art supply store.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006 11:20:36 AM »

You can buy ceiling tile that looks just like a tin ceiling. It is tongue and groove so you don't need a grid and it is paintable. I think it is made by Armstrong.
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2006 12:26:24 AM »

You can buy ceiling tile that looks just like a tin ceiling. It is tongue and groove so you don't need a grid and it is paintable. I think it is made by Armstrong.

And mine fell down about a week after installation and almost hit me in the head.  It's compostion, papery sort of stuff, so if you try it, you might want to glue it, because screws/nails will pull through.
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