Today I finished the first tin ceiling. I wanted to get the one in the hallway done first because our carpenter neighbor (Vince) is doing some reno work for us. The 2x10s that I was using for staging were destined to be a carrying beam in the dining room. the span across the dining room is 18 feet and the second floor joists are 2x8s.
I have two more tin ceilings partially done. Both have their coat of metal primer. The ceiling in the lower picture now has two coats of white on about 2/3 of it. The remaining 1/3 has one coat. The third ceiling looks pretty much like the lower picture except there is a ceiling fan in the center of the room.
The good news is that the latex paint goes on much faster than the metal primer. So much faster that two coats of the latex takes less time to apply than the coat of primer does. I’m hoping that by the end of next weekend I’ll have primer on a fourth ceiling and the other two ceilings completely done.