When purchasing metal ceiling tiles, you’ll find that you can buy the tiles either finished or unfinished. Buying finished tiles can be very convenient, as you won’t have to worry about sanding or painting the metal. However, purchasing unfinished tiles could provide you with significantly more flexibility to design the tiles to fit your home. Below, you’ll find a few of how you could custom finish metal ceiling tiles.
Use Special Paints
One of the easiest ways to take advantage of unfinished ceiling tiles is by using special paints to add a metallic or iridescent shine. Unfinished tiles will often arrive dull and without shine. You could very well be interested in metal ceiling tiles with a metallic finish, but don’t feel that any of the finished options meet the color pattern of the room in which you’re hanging the tiles. Metallic flakes and iridescent paints are an excellent way to put a personal touch on your tiles.
Use More Than One Color
At Metal Ceiling Express, we offer tiles with different color patterns. For instance, our Alaska Color features transparent copper with very light blue and teal. But, what if this doesn’t match the color pattern in your room? If you’d like to create a dual color pattern, unfinished tiles provide you with the chance to do so.
One of the easiest ways to add dual colors to your tiles is by purchasing paints of two different colors, using one as the base. After the base layer dries, you can add hints of the second layer of paint. You could do so in a strategic method, being very methodical about where you add the color. Or, you could “splash” the paint onto the tile for a genuine, authentic look.
Distress The Tiles
If you’re looking for ways to add a rustic, authentic look to the tiles, you can consider distressing them. Distressing makes it appear as though the tiles are old and weathered. This is an excellent idea for those searching for an “antique” look.