My home is a 1912 Foresquare NW of Boston. The idiots who owned it before m e had installed a Drop ceiling in the kitchen. First thing I did the very first time I walked through the home was to find a stool and poke my head above the drop ceili ng. Sure enough, there was old Tin under there.
They did a good job w the house, generally. However they had expanded the k itchen and apparently there wasn't enough tin to cover the entire room. Fur thermore when they installed the acoustic they added massive 6" cans, and n eeded to cut more holes in the tin above to get them to fit.
I am undertaking the restoration of this ceiling.
To make up for the lack of tin, I am installing a soffit in the actual kitc hen "working" area. I have removed the tin from this area and I am installi ng a 1x3" Doug fir T&G beadboard (technically v-groove, not "true" bead, an d same is present in some various other places in my home). The strips of tin I've removed are generally 2' x8' strips.
I am relocating the tin from this area, and using it to cover the voids in the walking path and eat-in area of my kitchen.
My specific question is about the areas that they butchered to make room fo r the can lights. In most cases, I'm snipping the tin, lining up my edges v ery carefully, and nailing as usual. But these areas where appx 4 1/2-5" h oles are present, I could take one 1x1 "tile" portion and go straight over the top, instead of cutting the perimeter and nailing. For some reason, I b eloved this will be easier than what I'm doing... but this could be a bad a ssumption. For example, I'm thinking the adhesive route could help me avoid the edge-lifting issue, but the adhesive could bulge instead, giving me a different perceptible issue.
Anyone ever use construction adhesive and simply adhere these symmetrically -pressed pieces together?
Keep in mind the ceiling has about 4 coats of old alkyd paint, as well as o ne topcoat of latex. (I could kill them for using a water-base over this... but hey, these are the things that happen when one buys a 100 year old home , right? ) The detail is intact, the paint isn't gooped up, and I have no i ntention of stripping it for its own sake. I am, however, concerned with ad hesion as t pertains to these Coats of paint, if I decide to go the construction adhesive route, instead of straight nails.
Any thoughts, anyone, would be appreciated.