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Old 04-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Covering up an electrical hole in plaster ceiling


I have dated recessed lighting in my plaster ceiling. It's not a canister light but a large square shaped light. I'd like to change it to a flush mount light. The existing hole is larger that the new lighting. What are my options to cover the exposed portion of the hole? The ceiling is swirled.

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it will always be tough to match a cieling patchup.
why dont you try some of those plaster medallions as a backdrop to the flush mount light?

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I don't really like the plaster medallions. Any other options? That same room already had two other holes replaced with medallion's and ceiling fans by the previous owner. I'm just looking for something different. Appreciate your help!!
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Thats the trouble with swirled ceilings.
another option is to patchup, mud and try to match the texture.
How big is this ceiling?
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If the texture is what I think it is, you can buy the tool. It looks sort of like a giant piece of bowtie pasta but with bristles. You may be able to come fairly close working with hot mud or repair plaster. You will have to fill the hole with something and your connection is probably going to need to be boxed for code. Were you going to flush mount the box or put it where the fixture is.

You sure some less frilly fififoofoo sort of non-ornate medallion or cover would not work? Just thinking the path of least resistance here.


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