You will need
- - spatula;
- construction mixture;
- - garbage bags for 90-180 litres;
- - a bucket of water;
- - cellophane.
Before you begin, remove all the furniture from the room or cover it with plastic wrap. When removing the ceiling tile is a lot of dust and dirt, so bring to room all the necessary utensils: spatula, bags, ladder, dust mask and a bucket of water. Wear work clothes and cover tightly the door to the room, otherwise you will have to clean and all the rooms because dust has one feature – to penetrate everywhere. Don't forget to wear a respirator to protect the respiratory tract.
Start slowly with a spatula to scrape off the ceiling tiles. Since the foam is very easily destroyed, you will have to remove all the tiles in a short period of time. Do not try to scrape together with glue at once, it is better to remove after taking off the base layer. To remove tile adhesive, you need to put a bit of effort, scrape it together with a thin layer of plaster.
Dilute the mixture for cementing in a bucket of water. Fill the entire surface of the ceiling. If you are going to install a suspended or false ceiling, you can not adjust the surface, will still not be seen. If you are going to hang Wallpaper or paint, don't forget a well primed surface.
If you need to withdraw the entire tile, but only some part, gently pry the trowel the tile on all four sides. Then scrub it. Stick a new one in the cleaned place and press. But in this case, the color you just replaced the tiles may be slightly different, so it is recommended to wash the entire ceiling with the use of detergent.
After reading all of the above, you have lost the desire to do anything to remove? If you do not want to spend so much time and effort, then we will agree with any team decoration, masters of their craft will do everything for a reasonable cost and in a short time.
Advice 2: How to glue ceiling tiles to the plaster
Professional builders is not recommended to glue ceiling tiles to the plaster, but this is an option. It is only necessary to select appropriate materials and to follow technology.
You will need
- ceiling tiles;
- - primer;
- - roller for applying the primer;
- - tile adhesive;
- - hard spatula;
- - painting the cord;
- - gloves;
- - soft cloth.
Select a suitable adhesive. When applying adhesive to the tile and pressing it to the surface is adhesion. If the clutch surfaces is insufficient, the tiles just tear off a layer of whitewash from the ceiling and will fall down. In order to avoid this, choose a water-based adhesive. It may be over-hydrate the lime. This files most often for fixing the tiles to the ceiling becoming the glue of the "Titan", "Time", "Iconset" or "Liquid nails".
Glue the plate only at the ceiling, not burdened with multiple layers of whitewash. If you see that in some places the whitewash is already falling off, and the plate to hold on will not. Take a stiff spatula and walk them on the ceiling in some particularly unreliable in your opinion. In some cases, part of the whitewash will have to clean off.
With the help of a broom or brush and sweep the ceiling and then flush the entire surface with a damp cloth. Wait until all is dry, apply the primer in one layer and leave it on for the time recommended by the manufacturer of the solution.
Using a tape measure and masking cord make marks, so that later on it to stick the tiles. If this step is neglected, you run the risk of uneven supply plate, the ceiling will look ugly and sloppy work. The layout should start from the middle of the ceiling.
To tile it is also the center of the room. Cut the tiles with a knife construction. Take any fragment or whole plate (depending on your markup), apply glue to the edge or point. To cover the entire area does not make sense. Press with a soft cloth or sponge the tile and hold for some time to began the process of adhesion.
If you purchased extruded or injection molding a tile, then it has violated a geometrical ratio, and therefore between the elements will remain gaps. To get rid of them, finger joints apply the finishing putty.