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Installing a ceiling medallion


 

Plastic ceiling medallions are lightweight, easy to install, and look exactly like traditional plaster medallions once they are painted. Medallions are available in different sizes and patterns. Some are even designed to allow a chandelier chain to fit through a center hole. The typical places to install a medallion are in the center of the living room ceiling or over the table in the dining room. But they can be used in other areas too, like hallways and near entry doors.

 

 

Step 1. Medallions are usually installed in the center of the room. Measure the same distance from parallel walls, and mark the ceiling to find the center point. Then hold the medallion on this point, and make a few light pencil marks around its circumference. Use these to accurately position the medallion during installation.

 

Step 2. Apply adhesive to the back of the medallion. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the type and amount to use.

 

Step 3. Carefully position the medallion over your alignment marks; then push it into place. Rotate it slightly to spread the adhesive.

Step 4. Locate a ceiling joist above the medallion, and drive a couple of finishing nails up into it. Set the heads; fill the holes with caulk; and paint the medallion (inset).

 

 

 

 

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