Ceiling Medallion Installation
Material & Tools NeededScrew Gun / Brad Gun or Adhesive
Caulking (paintable latex)
Drill / Hole Saw
Many of our medallions have very intricate details and can be very difficult to finish once installed. We recommend painting your medallion before installing it. Just about any high quality paint will work great, just make sure to test your paint on a small area before committing to painting the whole medallion. You can then touch up any areas that need attention after the installation is complete.
You can use any adhesive that is rated for use with polyurethane (check the back of the label) -- we have had great success using Red Devil Construction Adhesive, LoctitePowergrab and PL Premium Polyurethane Adhesive, all of which work well and are readily available at most home improvement stores.
Installation - No Fixture
Run a 1/4" continuous bead of adhesive around the outer edge and randomly in other areas on the back of the ceiling medallion. Press the medallion up into place using a few finish nails or screws to secure the medallion while the adhesive dries. Once the medallion is in place you can caulk any holes and around the perimeter of the medallion using a paintable caulking. Touch up the paint if needed.
Installation - With Fixture
If you are installing the medallion with a ceiling fan, chandelier or light, make sure the power is shut off at the breaker before attempting installation. Turning off the light switch WILL NOT prevent you from being shocked. If you have any doubts call an electrician
Medallions are for decorative purposes only and cannot support the weight of a fan or light fixture. Your fixture must be supported by a support or junction box in the ceiling.
Many of our medallions come with solid centers to allow you to cut the correct size hole for your application. Take the bracket for your ceiling fan or light fixture and trace the area that you want to remove from the ceiling medallion. You will need a hole large enough for the wiring and holes for the bolts to pass through to affix your bracket to the junction box. The polyurethane material is easily cut so you can use a hole saw or a drill to punch out a hole. The hole doesn't have to be perfect since the fixture canopy will cover the hole.
Dry fit your medallion in place on the ceiling to make sure all of the wiring and fixture parts will fit as planned. Run a 1/4" continuous bead of adhesive around the outer edge and randomly in other areas on the back of the ceiling medallion. Feed through all the wiring and then press the medallion up into place, using a few finish nails or screws to secure the medallion while the adhesive dries.
Once the medallion is secure, attach your fixture bracket to the junction box. You may need longer bolts or a longer threaded tube that came with your fixture to accommodate the thickness of the medallion. Once the fixture bracket is in place, attach your ceiling fan or light fixture to the bracket and complete the wiring per your fixture's instructions. Once the wiring is complete slide the canopy into place to cover the hole of the medallion. Prior to doing the final finish work, turn on the breaker and test to make sure your fixture has been properly wired.
Now that you have your medallion and fixture installed, caulk any holes and around the perimeter of the medallion using a paintable caulking. Touch up the paint if needed.
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