When installing metal ceiling tiles, there needs to be a transition from the ceiling to the wall. Otherwise, you’ll have an awkward 90-degree angle with different colors and designs. You’d also likely struggle to try to cut the tiles to the nearest millimeter, which they’d need to be in order to butt up against the wall. For these reasons, it’s best to use crown molding for your project. Crown molding can give your metal ceiling tile project a crisp, professional finish.
An Easy Way To Complete Your Project
Much like tin ceiling tiles, crown molding comes in a variety of colors and designs. Unlike tin ceiling tiles, however, crown molding comes in a variety of different materials. You can choose metal crown molding to match your ceiling or a wooden crown molding to more closely match your walls.
The crown molding you choose can depend on your personal preference and your budget. Crown molding can cost between $1 and $20 per foot. As a general rule of thumb, the more extensive the design, the more expensive the molding. Tin modeling is typically the cheapest option. Regardless, you should be able to find crown molding that is perfect for your project.
Installing Crown Molding
First, you’ll want to determine the total amount of molding you’ll need. Molding will overlap, so determine the linear feet needed for the project, and then divide by 4’. Once you’ve figured out how much molding you’ll need, go ahead and purchase the product.
Once you receive your molding, you’ll measure and cut it. When measuring, be sure to lay the molding on a flat surface. Mark your cut lines with a pencil.
Before installing, you’ll want to pretreat and paint your molding. If your material is steel, you’ll want to coat it with an oil-based product. Whether you choose to do this before or after cutting is up to you. It may require a bit more work, but doing it after cutting could look better.
To cut tin molding, use tin snips. Tin snips operate much like scissors. Continue using the snips until the cut is complete. You’ll also need to cut miter cuts into your molding for the corners of your room. It’s recommended that you put the molding into a miter box to help measure and cut. From here, you’ll be able to simply nail your crown molding in to give your room a finished look!