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repair badly cut holes for spotlights

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by blade1212, 21 Dec 2006.

  1. blade1212

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    I hope somone can advise me.

    I have to finish off a shower room ceiling but one of the of the spotlight holes (72mm diameter) was badly positioned (next to a wooden joist). The result is that I've had to move the 72mm holes into a free postition - the centre of the new hole is about 20mm away from the badly positioned one (but overlapping - hope u can visualise what I mean).

    The quesiton is how do you recommend I repair the plaster around the hole to bring it back to a smooth looking 72mm hole ?

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  2. Diyisfun

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    You can build it up with Polyifilla etc & repaint.
     
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    Thanks for the quick answer. I'll give it a go.
     
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    If it is a plasterboard ceiling, cut another piece of plasterboard to the 'moon shape' that you require as a fillet and then stick it into place with a bit of support behind to the top side of the ceiling (Gripfill is good). Fill in the cracks with polyfilla, sand as required and job done.
     

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