Installation ProcessOur ceiling panels are fastened with nails or screws every six inches around the perimeter where one panel overlaps another. Therefore, your ceiling should be prepared with plywood or wood furring strips before fastening. Furring strips must be used for coffered panels (those which list a depth). All other panels are flat on the back and are best applied to a plywood ceiling. Plywood thickness should be 3/8″ over an existing ceiling, and 1/2″ if applied to joists or rafters. We recommend our cone-head nails be used. One pound of cone-head nails should cover approximately 150 square feet of ceiling.
Installing a CorniceIf our cornice is being used, it should be installed first. Most larger cornices have 90° inside and outside corner mitres which are recommended. Smaller cornices without mitres can be cut with tin snips at a 45° angle. All corners other than 90° must be hand-mitred. Wood blocks are provided and should be used where cornice overlaps cornice and where cornice overlaps mitres. The blocks should be fastened where they line up with the cornice seam. Nail seams every inch or two, pulling seams down tight along the radius. The cornice should be nailed on the nailing flanges into the ceiling and wall with flat headed nails.
Installing A FillerIf filler is being used it should be cut lengthwise to the desired width. Install by overlapping the cornice nailing flange and underlapping, by about an inch, the adjoining field, border or molding. When filler turns the corner it should be square-lapped, except for filler #207 which should be cut at a 45° angle.
How To Video
This quick four-minute You Tube video allows you to get an idea of the installation process. Watch Bob Vila and builder Bob Ryley demonstrate installing our tin ceiling sheets.