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FAQ's - Installation of Ceiling Medallions
Some ceiling medallions have holes precasted in them
for access to electrical boxes and some do not. To
use medallions without precast holes, a 3 1/2" - 4"
hole needs to be drilled in the center using either
a hole cutting drill bit or an electric saber saw.
This can be done at the factory prior to shipping
for a small fee. Your fixture will have a cup or canopy
which will fit completely over the hole.
On ceilings with drywall construction, the medallions
can be fastened in place using drywall screws into
the ceiling joist above or toggle bolts may be used
if joist locations are not convenient. If properly
fastened with four screws, the use of adhesive is
not necessary. For concrete ceilings, the use of anchors
along with construction adhesive is recommended. The
best location for drilling the medallions are those
areas where the medallion is thick enough to countersink
the screw heads and where the face detail is rather
plain and easy to patch.
3. Pointing and Patching
The mounted medallion will first need to be caulked
around its perimeter with a good quality paintable
caulk. The screw holes will then need to be filled
with a premixed, non-shrinking spackle. The careful
use of a damp paintbrush over the surface of the drying
spackle will smooth over and hide the patch job. The
medallion will be able to be primed and painted after
24 hours drying time.