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FAQ's - Installation of Ceiling Medallions

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1. Preparation
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.

2. Installing
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.

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