Need help!!


I recently had my ceiling light fixtures changed. This is the result. How do I fix this?????

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  • Scrape away any loose paint and then you will need to retexture the spot. Joint compound should work. If an outside company did this work, I would call them to pay for the damage.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 15, 2022

    If you brought in a company to change out the fixtures, they should repair the damage or fix it. If no luck with that you could put a medallion over it.

    Available at Home Depot and Lowes.

  • William William on Jun 15, 2022

    Whoever replace the fixture should have done the repair. You can cut away any loose material with a utility knife. Just the loose stuff. Then use drywall patching compound in the area. Use a stiff paint brush and stipple the compound to get the texture. A little trial and error.

  • Janice Janice on Jun 15, 2022

    The damage needs to be r-etextured. It can be done with a small amount of spackle, then painted and feathered out to blend with the rest of the ceiling. If you had a professional do the work, give them a call to come back and finish their job.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 15, 2022

    The company that hung your light fixture should be responsible. If it were a DIY project then you need to scrape that area and use some Dap compound or dry wall compound. You can use a sponge after you apply with a putty knife. If you keep it flat, get a texture spray and spray over the compound. I have used the sponge method and it has worked wonderful.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 15, 2022

    Did you let the person who fixed this know that you aren't happy with the final result? Looks like a huge amount of work to fix this almost seems cheaper to buy a new one.

    Appears the first step would be to somehow straighten all the parts of the lamp so it looks balanced (not staight or in line).

    A cheap fix might be to sand down the part of the lamp that was textured and just spray paint that.

    The color you choose would of course depend on your other colors in that room and what would work best with those.

    • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 18, 2022

      The question is referring to the tear in the ceiling finish around the mounting plate cover, not the appearance of the hanging fixture.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 15, 2022

    The easiest thing would be to put a small medallion. You can also patch it. First, you will need to scrape away all the damage. Then spackle over the area that is damaged. It appears to have been done with stippling brush so if you want to match the pattern then you can try practicing on cardboard first. Spray Kilz is probably the best color match you will find.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 15, 2022

    Hi Earlene: You can put some spackle on it and mess it up to match the rest of the ceiling. Or, the easiest way is to put a medallion up. Here's a site that shows them.

    Good luck

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 18, 2022

    DIY your own ceiling medallion might be another option.

    Here's what other Hometalkers have done.