Pressed Metal Ceilings & Walls - How Do You Design & Install Them?
I intend all of my customers' projects to be designed properly so, that when finished, they create the "Wow Factor". I want your decorative ceilings and walls to be stunning so I offer as much help and advice as I possibly can in order to achieve this end result. So far I feel I am achieving my goal with flying colours.
Take a look at my Testimonials and read what my customers think about my services. I now want your testimonial at the top of this list too. Buying pressed tin panels from me will be a home improvement project that you will thoroughly enjoy.
Can you install The Panels yourself?
The best way to install pressed tin is to firstly fix ply to the ceiling or walls and then nail the tin to the ply. Battens can be used but ply makes the job much easier. The nails used are quite small and barely visible.
I have detailed fitting instructions which I supply to each customer. The instructions are very comprehensive and have been put together as a guide for Tradesmen or Experienced Handymen. If you lack experience in this area, you may prefer to employ someone with building experience. However, most of my customers have fitted their own ceilings and walls, see pressed tin projects completed by our customers.
Layouts for tin ceilings
Some of the smaller patterned panels can be put to great use over the entire ceiling. Suitable small designs are Original, Bluebells and Acorns. However I sell a greater range of tin ceilings which are of a bigger design. Some repeat patterns for tin ceilings are 610 mm x 610 mm (2' x 2'). Some of these designs can look spoiled if their edges are trimmed to fit the outer limits of the ceiling. There is a way to avoid this happening and my layout and design service makes use of this so that none of these larger designs need to be trimmed. When I design tin ceilings I place the beautiful fancy patterns into the middle of the ceiling but I create a border around the edge of the room. This border needs to be a certain size depending on the exact measurements of your room. The next step is to fix tin cornices to the edges of the ceiling. There will be space between your cornices and your lovely centre patterns so I place a smaller border/filler pattern in there to take up the excess space and to highlight your main fancy patterns. To create a definition between the central panels and the border panels I use a moulding strip which is a narrow raised accessory which does its job magnificently. To add a finishing touch I use rosettes where the moulding strips meet. Similarly, I use corner mitre leaves or corner mitre boxes where the cornices meet. These accessories can be viewed via the Pressed Tin Accessories page. A typical ceiling design can be seen below. It shows the positioning of the various tin ceiling components:
Jasmine is the feature panel, the border is Stockholm and the
Egg and Dart cornice was used around the edges of the ceiling
Full fitting instructions for your ceiling will be supplied to you when you are sent your quote.
Layouts for walls
There are two main facts you need to know before you think about installing a pressed metal feature wall:
- The panels should be nailed into place using ply as a sub strate and not glued.
- When installing the panels you must start in the middle of the wall and work out to the edges, lapping the panels as you go. However, if you are installing a splash back you should start at one end of the bench (and not the centre of the wall).
Full fitting instructions for your wall project will be supplied to you when you are sent your quote.
Create your masterpiece
Now look at your ceilings and walls and imagine what I can create for you. Using a stunning range of unique designs and accessories you can now have exquisite projects that could easily grace the pages of quality home decor magazines.
You don't have to hand-paint the panels in detail as seen in the blue ceiling above either. The patterns are so deeply pressed that daylight and artificial light will highlight the beautiful designs effortlessly just in one colour.
I can help you with your design selection and with calculating how much to order. I can assist with painting ideas and best of all, I give you very detailed fitting instructions. If you have queries at any stage I am here to help. That is part of my friendly, personalized service. If you are looking for quality decorative panelling then look no further.
Full installation instructions:
By Jean Morrison.