Tin Ceiling FAQ

FAQ 1 How do I install the panels?
Can I paint the panels?
Can I get a sample panel?
What are the panels made out of?
Where can I see pictures of tin ceilings?
How much will shipping cost?
Do you take custom orders?
Where is your shop?
How do I place an order?
How much are the panels?
What is your address, telephone and fax numbers?
Can I get a different finish on my panels?
Do I need to protect the panels?
Why are your panels 2 ft x 2 ft ?
What is a safety hem?

How do I install the panels?

To read about panel installation, please visit our Installation Guide. You can also view our panel layout suggestions. We can cut the panels to fit into a t-bar or a drop ceiling; the panels can also be stepped down or fastened underneath the t-bar to conceal the t-bar.


Can I paint the panels?

Yes, you can paint them any colour. No special painting technique is required. You can also get some more information from our Finishing Guide section.


Can I get a sample panel?

Sample panels are available. The cost for a sample panel depends on the size and the quantity you require. Please call (519) 743-9710 or email for more information.


What are the panels made out of?

The standard material our products are manufactured in is 29 gauge tin-plated steel. We have manufactured pieces in Aluminum, Solid Brass, Solid Copper and Galvanized Steel as well, but those would be custom orders.


Where can I see pictures of tin ceilings?

We have several Picture Gallery sections throughout our website.

Mannheim Showroom
Custom Metalwork
Brian's House
and Customer Pictures


How much will shipping cost?

Shipping cost depends on the size and weight of your order and your location. We will include the cost in your quote. Please call (519) 743-9710 or email for a quote.


Do you take custom orders?

We offer custom orders of any design or size. Please call (519) 743-9710 or email for a quote.


Where is your shop?

We are located in Petersburg, Ontario, Canada. Petersburg is just outside of Kitchener-Waterloo, an hour west of Toronto and an hour east of London. Please call (519) 743-9710 or email for directions and shop hours.


How do I place an order?

We will quote your job on the total amount of material needed included packaging and shipping to your door. We can export our panels to anywhere in the world.

Please call (519) 743-9710 or email to place an order.


How much are the panels?

Please call (519) 743-9710 or email for a quote.


What is your address, telephone and fax numbers?

Brian Greer's Tin Ceilings, Walls & Unique Metal Work
1572 Mannheim Road, RR #2
Petersburg, Ontario, Canada
NOB 2HO

Telephone: (519) 743-9710

Fax: (519) 570-1447

Email: bg@tinceiling.com


Can I get a different finish on my panels?

Yes, we can plate your panels in bright or antique copper or brass, chrome or in a pewter finish. Please view our Finishes section to see the different finishes we can provide.

In addition, we can powder coat your panels white, or any other colour. Please see our RAL reference chart here to see an example of available colours in our Custom Paint Finishes (RAL) Chart.

For the cost per panel in each of our different finishes please view our Online Store or call (519) 743-9710 or email for more details.


Do I need to protect the panels?

We recommend you apply a clear sealer to the Bright Tin panels to protect them from moisture if not painting after installation. This is espescially critical in high moisture applications such as Backsplashes, Bathrooms with showers, and Kitchens. Any of the other finises are powder coated or electroplated and would not require a clear seal after install.


Why are your panels 2 ft x 2 ft ?

Our panels are 2 ft x 2 ft so they are easy and safer for one person to work with and quick to install.


What is a safety hem?

A safety hem is when the metal edges are bent over to make an even smooth edge to give the cornices, moldings and fillers a finished look and make them comfortable and safer to handle. This is a feature that is unique to Brian Greer's Tin Ceilings.