Plain ceilings are very boring these days. Developers Find Plasterers to pep-up their shrinking houses with decorative cornices and roundels to conceal their small size. As a result, these have become fashionable and many people with older houses would like to follow suit. You can even apply one to an artex ceiling if you are skilful. The especially nice thing about a job like this is that modern ceiling roundels are so relatively cheap.
o The trick to attaching a ceiling rose (as roundels are sometimes called) is to affix them to a smooth surface. Hence, if you have an artex ceiling you will need to first level up with fibrous plaster where the roundel is going to go. This does not have to cover the entire area – an even 80% spread is sufficient. This job is not easy though, and you may like to Find a Plasterer on Mr-Skill to do it for you.
o Remove any existing light fitting and insulate the wires carefully. If you are in any doubt, Mr-Skill can recommend an Electrician to do this safely for you.
o Apply a generous supply of no-more-nails or similar on the reverse of the roundel, slip it over the electric wires, and press it to the ceiling with a twisting motion. It should adhere nicely, in which case leave it alone for 24-hours. If not, hold it in place with masking tape twisted around the electric wires, and taped to the ceiling too.
o The next day seal around the roundel with a flexible white acrylic filler. If applicable, reinstall the light fitting after first turning off the mains.
I have seen the most wonderful finishing touches applied to roses by Plasterers in London. There are literally no ceilings to the possibilities, especially when matched to an appropriate light fitting. Just imagine how an neat idea like this could enhance your lifestyle, and add value to your house.