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Installing perimeter trim /molding over PVC faux tin ceiling tiles

Installing perimeter trim /molding over PVC faux tin ceiling tiles


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Old 12-30-23, 10:15 AM
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Question Installing perimeter trim /molding over PVC faux tin ceiling tiles

Is there a special technique to use when caulking? These tiles are heavily embossed/stamped, and installed molding still leaves large, visible gaps where tiles were cut to fit against walls. In other words, there are no flat, smooth surfaces beneath the molding. I see a huge mess looming, and I was hoping to minimize it.
 
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Old 12-30-23, 10:20 AM
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I assume you mean the gap ABOVE the moulding / below the tin.

You ordinarily wouldn't apply trim OVER the ceiling and create a problem like that in the first place. If trim (such as crown moulding) is to be used around a tin ceiling there would be a flat perimeter trim installed onto the ceiling first, so that the tin ceiling would butt up against that trim. That way the top of the crown butts up against the bottom of the trim board and can be caulked, and the tin ceiling butts up against the side of the trim board and can be caulked. That trim board needs to be about 1/4" thicker than the maximum thickness of the tin ceiling tiles.
 
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Old 12-30-23, 10:25 AM
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Thanks for your reply. I'll pass this along.
 
 

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