Expanded Polystyrene Tiles

  • Expanded Polystyrene Tiles

    Posted by Mike on December 24, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Hi, I had a very high ceiling in my kitchen and many years ago I lowered it by adding a framework of expanded polystyrene tiles. We had a leak in the bathroom directly above the kitchen. Long story short, one of the panels got wet and fell down. I replaced it with a brand new panel but it’s bright white and stands out like a sore thumb. Does anyone know if this type can be painted and if so, do you need to use a special sort of flame-retardant paint? Is it best to paint them with a roller, or can they be spray-painted?

    Angela replied 10 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Mike

    January 13, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    Someone asked what make the tiles were.

    Sorry for the delay in getting the info for you.
    They are German…
    Knaufceiling Solutions AMF Thermatex Feinstratos Board

    600mm x 600mm x 15mm

    Hoper that helps



  • Angela

    January 17, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Mike, one of our members has come back to stay that those particular tiles can be painted with regular emulsion paint. Hope that helps. Angela

  • Mike

    February 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    That’s great Angela. Others have come back and told us the same thing. They say also that for safety reasons gloss paint should be avoided. They have also advised us to spray it for a better finish, rather than use a roller.

    Many thanks for your advice.

    I am really happy that I joined TImebank Ireland even though we are based here in London.


    Mike Loomey

  • Angela

    February 4, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Good luck with your painting Mike and hopefully see you back in Ireland again soon 🙂

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