We recommend that you finish your ceiling after it has been installed. It can be finished before installation, but special care must be taken not to chip or scratch the finish during installation, and some touch-up may be necessary.
The panels come from the factory ready for finishing. They are made of tin-plated steel that will rust if exposed to moisture, so be careful to keep the panels dry. After installation, wipe the surface completely with a cloth and lacquer thinner to remove dust and finger prints.
For a natural bright metal finish, simply coat the panels with polyurethane varnish (oil-based, NOT water-based) that dries clear. We recommend satin finish, but you may choose semi-gloss or high-gloss.
Painting Your Ceilings
The panels may be painted any color, light or dark. Use only oil-based (NOT water-based) paint or primer. While you do not need to prime the panels before you paint, it is a good idea to use a rust-inhibiting primer in any room with high humidity, such as a bathroom. You may choose the finish you like, flat, satin, semi-gloss, or high-gloss.
For exterior use or in damp interior rooms, like a bathroom, we can make any item using galvanized steel. This metal offers more resistance to corrosion than tin-plate. Follow your paint supplier’s recommendations for preparing, priming and top coating.
Everything we make is also available in copper or brass. We can leave the panels unfinished (they will tarnish), or we can polish and lacquer them for you.
Orders may be placed by phone, fax, or e-mail. You may pay by Check or Credit Card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
We can arrange shipping with UPS, FedEx and truck lines (for larger orders). Express shipping is also available.
TELE: 800.641.4038 | 417.667.5552 We answer the office phone between 8:30AM and 2:30PM CST. Rest assured that we work longer hours than these, but we must attend to other duties before and after these times.
ADDRESS: 214 N. Cedar | P.O. Box 323
Nevada, MO 64772 VISITOR HOURS: Best hours are M-F, 9AM to about 1:30 or 2PM CST, depending on the nature of the visit. Visitors may call, fax or email to make an appointment to visit our shop in person.