Installing PVC ceiling tiles follows the same process as installing a conventional drop ceiling. PVC plastic tiles come in 24 inch x 24 inch sections and unlike regular drop-ceiling panels, the PVC panels are waterproof.
Paneling was very popular 50 years ago and when it fell out of favor, people removed it or covered it up. Depending on the look you’re after, paneling over an ugly ceiling is still a viable option. Be sure to take into account the weight of the paneling. You’ll need solid framework to attach the paneling to. These pointers on scribing may come in handy, too.
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Installing drywall is another solid solution for an ugly ceiling. The job requires two people to lift the panels, unless you use a lift. Once you’ve installed, primed and painted the new ceiling, it should be maintenance-free for many years. If it ever begins to sag, here’s how to fix it.