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I am thinking about moving a light box over the center of a table instead of where it is currently situated. This is a concrete condo building and the ceiling has been sprayed with that stipple paint.
Is the textured stipple painted right on top of the concrete or is this usually framed with steel ceiling studs then dry-walled?
Either way, is it possible to add a box from the existing box without damaging the ceiling?

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I am thinking about moving a light box over the center of a table instead of where it is currently situated. This is a concrete condo building and the ceiling has been sprayed with that stipple paint.
Is the textured stipple painted right on top of the concrete or is this usually framed with steel ceiling studs then dry-walled?
Either way, is it possible to add a box from the existing box without damaging the ceiling?
pictures worth a 1000 words or in your case an answer to your question..:biggrin2:
 

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I am thinking about moving a light box over the center of a table instead of where it is currently situated. This is a concrete condo building and the ceiling has been sprayed with that stipple paint.
Is the textured stipple painted right on top of the concrete or is this usually framed with steel ceiling studs then dry-walled?
Either way, is it possible to add a box from the existing box without damaging the ceiling?

edit: sorry forgot pics
It is possible to move your light box into center.

Is this ceiling made by concrete?
 

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I see. If the electrical cord can extend up to 1 meter is fine. If not, you should have a electrical cover, electrical cords and cord cover.

Tools to be use are electric or battery drill, , screw and tox and electrical tape. Wear electrical gloves and goggles for your safety.

You can start to transfer the light box into center.

For finishing, you should have paint with a same color to your ceiling.
 

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Remove the current light and look around the box and see what is behind the drywall.

If you are installing track lighting, you still need a place for the wires to connect, and they would do that with the current box.
 
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