Ceiling Trend. Thursday , March 08th , 2018 - 05:50:37 AM
Many artists like to paint on vintage ceiling tiles. One artist I am familiar with, looks for tins that are more than 100 years old, in good shape and require minimal prep work. The artist I am referring to generally passes up tiles that have holes or dents, preferring instead pieces with unusual designs or shapes which inspire her to use the background as part of her subject matter and design work.
Of course, any time you work with wiring of any type you have to cut the power for safety, so you might think, given that, this is a job you can do on your own. But once the power comes back on, if you haven't installed the ceiling light fitting correctly, you can have a short, a blow-out or worse, a fire. It's not worth the risk to do this job yourself.
Unlike older tiles which rust, newer tiles are often made with a special powder finish which is rust-proof, allowing for indoor and outdoor use. But even "cleaned up" older tiles look and feel differently than new ones. Collectors who handle lots of these detailed works of art learn to distinguish the differences. While true collectors mix and match their collections with different examples of tiles, homeowners who may want to remodel a kitchen ceiling or frame a fireplace need to find multiple tiles. They generally look toward new versions of these handsome decorative items.
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