Experience the Benefits of Sprayed Ceiling Tile Paint

Ceiling tiles can usually benefit from a fresh coat of ceiling tile paint once in a while. A new paint job can cover up chips, cracks, and minor damage that are common in older tin tile ceilings. Drop ceiling tiles (also known as acoustic tiles) tend to yellow with time and often develop water stains. Ceiling tile paint is a low-cost investment that immediately brightens the room.

When you want to liven or update your ceiling tile, spray painting is your best choice, especially when compared to using rollers or paint brushes. At Spray Finishes, we are experts at painting ceilings and wanted to tell you the benefits of spray painting your ceiling tile as opposed to using rollers or other methods.

Drop Ceilings

To paint drop ceiling tiles with a brush or a roller means you’ll have to remove all of the tile, paint each one individually, let them dry, then re-install them exactly as they were before. Depending on the size of your ceiling, you’re looking at several days of work, potentially. There’s no way around it. If you were to try to paint the tiles while they were still installed, then you’d have to find the perfect balance between using enough pressure to distribute the paint evenly, but not using so much pressure that the tiles shift out of place. It’s a recipe for frustration.

Using a spray gun with ceiling tile paint on the other hand, is a much easier and faster. You can leave all the tiles installed and spray the paint directly onto the ceiling. The fine mist will land weightlessly into every nook and cranny in the ceiling, providing perfect coverage. Electrostatic spray painting will ensure that the metal grids between tiles are sufficiently coated as well. You can have the job completed in one day, including the time needed to mask and cover areas that need to be protected.

Tin Ceilings

If you need to paint tin ceiling tile, then choosing electrostatic spray paint is a no-brainer; it was made for jobs like this. The electrostatic painting process positively charges the paint molecules as they leave the spray head. The positively charged paint is naturally attracted to the negatively charged metal surface you’re painting—in this case the tin ceiling—enabling the paint to evenly coat the ceiling surface, no matter how basic or intricate the ceiling design may be. What’s more, the strong attraction between the metal and the paint reduces overspray and more paint actually gets onto the ceiling. Not only is the whole job less messy, but you’re using paint more efficiently and saving money.

Using a roller or a brush with ceiling tile paint would present challenges similar to painting a drop ceiling the same way. You’d still be trying to find that perfect pressure with the roller or brush to get enough paint onto the ceiling, but trying to avoid drips, paint bubbles, and visible brush strokes.

Using ceiling tile paint is a great way to update or refresh any room’s décor. Just be sure to use a spray gun or to call in a commercial paint contractor like the experts at Spray Finishes to do the job.

Spray Finishes, a division of Stone Services, has been in the electrostatic spray painting business since 1938. They specialize in on-site painting for both residential and commercial properties, and also have a 10,000 square foot shop for large off-site jobs. Spray Finishes’ friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to serve you at any of their five tristate area locations, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island, and Westchester. Contact Spray Finishes today for an estimate on your next painting project.

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