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Ceiling Medallions Installation Instructions

Ceiling Medallions Installation

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cut a hole in the center of the ceiling medallion

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ceiling medallions installation

apply continuous bead of adhesive to edges of the ceiling medallion

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installation of ceiling medallions

feed electrical wiring through the hole

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apply pintable caulk to edges of the ceiling medallion

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wipe off any excess adhesive/caulk with damp sponge

 

Tools and Material For Ceiling Medallion Installation

- Sponge or clean cloth
- Caulking gun
- Jigsaw, keyhole saw or pen-knife
- Elastomeric adhesive caulk

Optional Tools and Material

- Putty knife
- Hammer and nail set
- 6d or 8d finishing nails [bright finish or electro-galvanized] fasteners must penetrate substrate a minimum of 1/2 to 3/4 inches
- Extra fine sandpaper


Before Ceiling Medallions Installation

- Due to the intricate detail of ceiling medallions, we recommend that you finish (paint or faux finish) the product before installation
- After ceiling medallions installation touch-up any area as needed

surface preparation for ceiling medallions installation

- Clean all surfaces free of dirt and loose particles with a clean cloth or sponge
- Make sure area is completely dry before installing ceiling medallions
- Measure and mark the location where you want to install the ceiling medallions

PRECAUTIONS:

when installing ceiling medallion with a light fixture or ceiling fan

- always turn power off at breaker box prior to ceiling medallions installation
- do not use the ceiling medallions to support the weight of the lighting or ceiling fan fixtures
- do not use the fixture or fan canopy to support ceiling medallions in any way
- always follow light fixture and/or ceiling fan manufacturer’s installation instructions for proper fixture support
- always consult with a licensed electrician or refer to local electrical codes to assure that the fixture installation meets code requirements

Permanent Installation of Ceiling Medallions with a Light Fixture or Ceiling Fan

1. Turn off power at the breaker box BEFORE you begin ceiling medallions installation

2. Disconnect and remove current fixture before installing ceiling medallions

3. Measure the fixture canopy cover. Drill a hole in the center of the medallion using jig saw, keyhole saw or penknife, making sure the hole is not larger than the fixture canopy cover. Most fixture canopies will cover a three [3] inch diameter hole.

4. Lay the ceiling medallion face down on a surface that will not mar the product face, such as a clean cloth.

5. Apply a 1/2" continuous bead of latex adhesive/caulk along the back edge

6. Feed electrical wiring through center hole of medallion and gentle press into place

7. Apply caulk to edge as needed and smooth excess caulk around medallion edge with your finger or putty knife. Wipe off any excess adhesive/caulk with damp sponge.

8. Larger medallions may need to be tacked into place using nails. If you want to remove nails after adhesive/caulk dries, leave approximately 1/2" nail exposed for easy removal.
Tip: Nail components in ornamentation areas of medallions. When adhesive/caulk dries (approx. 2-3 hours) either remove the nails or use nail set to countersink nails, making sure that nails penetrate wall at least 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.

9. Fill nail holes with adhesive/caulk – smooth the surface with your finger or putty knife. Once caulk is dry and if needed, lightly sand and rough spots with extra fine sandpaper.

10. Re-connect fixture or ceiling fan. Slide fixture canopy up to medallion and tighten ring snug against medallion.
Note: You may need to purchase a longer threaded pipe or down rod to anchor fixture or fan, as supplied pipe or rod may not accommodate medallion thickness.

9. Touch up medallions with paint as needed

Removable Ceiling Medallions Installation with a Light Fixture or Ceiling Fan

(Allows easy removal of medallions to access electrical wiring with minimal ceiling damage)

Follow steps 1, 2, and 3 from Permanent Installation instruction.

- Feed electrical wiring through center hole and secure into place using finishing nails
Option: Apply latex adhesive/caulk around the edge of medallions smoothing adhesive/caulk with your finger or putty knife, giving the appearance of the medallion being part of the wall or ceiling.

- Countersink nails using nail set, and fill holes with adhesive/caulk smoothing surface with your finger or putty knife. Once caulk is dry and if needed, lightly sand any rough spots with extra fine sandpaper.

- Re-connect fixture or ceiling fan. Slide fixture canopy cover up to medallions and tighten ring snug against medallions.
Note: You may need to purchase a longer thread pipe or down rod to anchor fixture or fan, as supplied pipe or rod may not accommodate medallion thickness

- Touch up medallions with paint as needed

Ceiling Medallions Installation Without a Light Fixture

ceiling medallions without a light fixture
1. Measure and mark your room center or placement of medallions.
To find room center, measure the room diagonals and mark with a pencil the center "cross" lines on the ceiling, approximately 2 -3 inches larger than medallions

2. Place medallions up to ceiling marks and mark the placement of the medallion

3. Lay the ceiling medallions face down on a surface that will not mar the product face, such as a clean cloth

4. Apply a 1/2" continuous bead of latex adhesive/caulk along the back edge

Follow steps 7 through 9 from Permanent Installation Instructions.

5. Touch up medallions with paint as needed.
While Installing Ceiling Medallions
Always Follow These Safety Suggestions


- Follow good construction practices.

- When using power tools, adhesive and finishing materials [such as paint or stain], be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions.

- Always wear safety goggles when using a power tool or hammer.

- Always use the right tool and/or equipment for the job.

General Precautions: Ceiling medallions function as a decorative element only, and are not designed to support electrical fixtures or provide any load bearing capacity.

InvitingHome.com shall not be responsible if any failure to comply with these ceiling medallions installation instructions results in the product failing to perform the purpose intended.
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