We manufacture our tin ceiling tiles from original .010 tin plated steel. Each Nail-up,
Drop-In, and SnapLock weighs approximately 2 lbs. This is not the "economy tin or lightweight gray
aluminum" sold by others. This is the original BRIGHT TIN PLATED STEEL STAMPED PANELS from 20,000 LB COIL STOCK made on one of
our 3 metal presses ranging from 200-300 tons.
We stock over 150,000 stamped UNIFINISHED tin tiles in all patterns and all types. Many customers prefer to finish their tiles themselves by painting or applying a clear polyurethane coating on them. So, while we powdercoat in over 65 colors, we do offer our tin products, unfinished, to our clients who wish to paint themselves. We highly recommend that unfinished panels be finished to prevent oxidation and rust. They can be painted or clear coated.
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|Quantities - Unfinished
||Nailup / Drop Tiles
||$7.00 per Panel
||$10.00 per Panel
||$6.75 per Panel
||$9.75 per Panel
||$6.50 per Panel
||$9.50 per Panel
||$6.00 per Panel
||$9.00 per Panel
|*This shows discount with current Sales. Must call for discount.
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Preparing Unfinished Tiles
If you plan to paint unfinished tiles you must treat them before applying your paint. This requires a 'primer' which the paint will adhere to. Metal requires an 'oil based' primer. When shopping for this product, make sure you purchase a metal primer that has a RUST INHIBITOR. If you do not use a primer with a rust inhibitor, chances are that the metal panel will eventually corrode.
Clear Coat Unfinished Tiles
If you plan to seal your unfinished metal panels yourself as opposed to purchasing a silver finish powder coated tile from us, you can use a polyurethane suitable for metal to do so. It is recommended to install a powder coated finish for durability, however some projects require they be finished in the field. An oil based product must be used.
3 Types of Metal Ceilings
- Premium-tin plated steel (offered by American Tin Ceilings) has a bright tin coating over black plate recycled steel that allows it to be clear coated and is bright. Tin plated steel costs more as the real tin is used for coating. This also allows us to stock a large inventory as tin plate protects the black plate from rusting.
- Black plate is the base metal which our leading competitor sells, and does not contain a tin coating. Black plate has a gray hue to it so clear coat shows up as gray and dull. There is no shine to black plate. The steel has no coating, resulting in rusting quickly in humid environments.
- Aluminum is lighter than tin, but gray in color, and does not provide crisp patterns due to the softness of the metal. This tends to oxidize and must be cleaned with acetone prior to painting or powder coating. Aluminum is more expensive and sells for more than tin plated steel.
Over 150,000 tiles Unfinished in stock.
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