Ceiling Trend. Monday , March 12th , 2018 - 06:50:05 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.
Glossy paints are best for smaller rooms with shorter ceilings. The gloss offers a reflective surface that can be used to enhance the space. A few of the common scenes on a shorter ceiling are a blue sky with white clouds. Cathedral ceilings tend to have a starry sky, especially in a bedroom. When you paint your ceilings you can have a different look for each room.
Tin ceiling popularity dominated early 1900s ceiling decor as an affordable alternative to expensive, artistic plaster. The industrialization of manufacturing allowed intricate plastering and ornamental stucco decoration to be accurately replicated in tin plated steel. Tin-plated steel could be pressed with embossed designs identical to the beauty of sculptured plaster, yet tin ceiling panels could be massed produced at a fraction of the cost of custom plastered ceilings. Also, the installation of tin ceilings could be completed in a day, where custom plaster ceilings took months or sometimes years to complete.
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