I just removed acoustical tiles from the ceiling of our 100+ year old house and found tin ceilings underneath! Nailed to the ceiling are 3/4 x 2 1/2" boards to which the acoustical tiles were stapled. How do I remove these boards without causing more damage to the tin? How do I repair the nail holes in the tin? I'll also have to strip the paint - My husband thinks it's not worth the effort but I love the look of the tin. Please help!
Thank you, Lena