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I am installing ceiling tile and it has to be overlapped. Where the 4 pieces come together in the center, it kind of bulges out. What can I do to make it less noticeable? Also, how do I cut the corners off the molding? Should I cut both pieces at 45 degree angles or is there a way to box it. I am working with plastic.

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Posted 2016-01-31T22:29:30+0000  by scotch scotch

Howdy Scotch,

Working with ceiling tiles is a real challenge as you know firsthand by now. I’ve helped cut and install a few drop ceilings in the years past and sometimes things don’t go as smoothly as you hope. As for the bulge where the 4 pieces meet, you might want to use masking tape over the area you are “scoring/etching” and a straight edge and utility knife to get a clean cut.

As for the “boxing” or it’s difficult to figure out what you’re asking. Perhaps 90 degrees is what you’re asking? Since this is “scoring/etching” using a straight edge is best for perfect lines and angles.

Lastly, make sure you have extras so in case you make a mistake, you can cut another piece.


Happy tiling,

Coach Dave

Posted 2016-02-01T18:41:45+0000  by Dave_HD_OC
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