You will need
- a ceiling panel;
- - spatula;
- - putty;
- - primer;
- - twine;
- - accessories (cornices, rosettes).
Using a tape measure find out the dimensions of your ceiling and calculate required number of panels, once you decide where you will be seams and cut the tiles. Note that most in the stores there polystyrene panels in two sizes: 100х16,5 or 50x50 cm Buying panel in the shop, take 10% more, because some of the tiles may crack or split during shipment or installation.
Prepare the ceiling surface, clean off with a spatula whitewash or paint, then wipe the ceiling with a damp sponge. Using putty seal all cracks and crevices (putty choose depending on ceiling material).
Then Prime the ceiling to provide a better grip. On the thus prepared surface to glue the panels with PVA glue or any generic glue for polystyrene.
Please note, if you use a special glue for ceiling coverings, not necessarily thoroughly prepare the ceiling by removing the plaster and paint. Just dust with a brush, the glue will penetrate through the old finish, strengthening it.
Mark the ceiling. First stretch two cords diagonally from the corners, at the intersection of mark center. Then using the same twine divide the room into 4 rectangles, having two intersecting in the center of the straight lines.
Apply a continuous thin layer of adhesive on the inner surface of the panel. The first tile put in the center of the ceiling you have indicated. Press the tile to the ceiling for 2-3 minutes, then release. If you feel that not enough glue has seized, press it for a few minutes.
The following tiles stick parallel rows, focusing on conducted straight lines. Glue residue getting on the front surface of the panel, immediately rinse with a damp sponge.
Ceiling edge between the ceiling and the wall seal the eaves and at the location of the chandeliers glue decorative round rosette in the same style.