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j_sun 03-15-2013 11:47 AM

Wide trims for can lights?
 
Hi,
I just installed a drywall ceiling in my kitchen with 7 6" can lights. I didn't cut the holes quite right and had to repair most of them. Problem is that you can still see my "repairs" sticking out around the trim rings (standard $10 ones from Lowes)
Rather than go through more patching, sanding and painting, I'd like to just get some rings with a wider lip to cover more of the area. Lowes says they don't carry any rings with a wider lip. Only the 7.25" diameter ones.

Does anyone know where I can get reasonably priced trims with a wider lip? Even something with an 8.25" diameter will cover all my mistakes.

Thanks,
Jason

Beepster 03-15-2013 01:28 PM

That sucks. I had a few slips with my rotary tool when cutting around my can lights in the basement. I wonder if the wider lips/brims will look weird. I would recommend just doing the further required patching/sanding so that things will look "right" in the end.

B

funfool 03-15-2013 02:03 PM

I would have to think they are available somewhere? Maybe if you order something on line as a decorative item.
I have never seem them local myself, and they do not give you much room for a mistake when cutting out the drywall.
I have always just use hot mud and repaired the mistake.

j_sun 03-15-2013 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funfool (Post 1137916)
I would have to think they are available somewhere? Maybe if you order something on line as a decorative item.
I have never seem them local myself, and they do not give you much room for a mistake when cutting out the drywall.
I have always just use hot mud and repaired the mistake.

Hi Fun,
I have seen reference to "hot mud" in many posts but I'm not familiar with it. What is it, why use it and where can I get it?

Thanks,
Jason


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