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Old 11-21-2015, 05:20 AM   #1
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or other recessed ceiling lights...made of plastic (re-usable) or disposable but, stiff discs that are 4, 5, and 6 inches in diameter? I am going to be spraying a lot of ceiling area and have twenty recessed ceiling lights to cover and mask off. Any suggestions?
As mentioned in my other post (my first, here), I'm going to be spraying a popcorn ceiling. just trying to plan ahead and get everything I need that is going to make this PIA project go as smoothly as possible.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:03 AM   #2
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I've never seen anything like that. We spray a lot of popcorn ceilings and that would sure come in handy.

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Old 11-21-2015, 06:59 AM   #3
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Great idea.

If I had that need, I'd be testing every plastic container lid I saw - Coffee can, ice cream, yogurt, pudding, crisco, margarine, etc.



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Take bulb out, pull some 12" paper off your masker, pull lip of plastic center to separate it from ceiling just enough to stick the paper on the lip and about 1/4" behind it, mask the circumference, push the excess back in the can. Each one takes less than 30 seconds. I usually rag off the back lip of the can so the tape sticks well, but whatever works. 15 minutes and your 20 lights are spray-ready.
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I'll cut circles out of cardboard sometimes. If you can get a template the right size, it's pretty easy to just mark and cut with a razor.

Just stuffing a wad of paper in them can work too, depending on the situation.
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if they are metal and you do this enough, its worth using

magnet material like you see on car door signs, cut out template...
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if they are metal and you do this enough, its worth using

magnet material like you see on car door signs, cut out template...
Good idea, as long as they're not aluminum fixtures.
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Masking paper taped to the interior leading diameter works well too.
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Dam guys. If they are removable baffle trim, remove the baffle, take the bulb out and shove paper in it. If they are new construction not old work, yank them out and have them dangle. 20 cans is 15 minutes work max. Takes longer to post about it than do it.
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Foam circles. The same foam like is used in a seat cushion. Make a template and cut it slightly larger than the opening. Once you have them made it only takes one second to put hem in and take them out.
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How about a toilet plunger as a spray shield? Or maybe not.

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How about a toilet plunger as a spray shield? Or maybe not.
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I like to paint them the same color as the lid. They turn yellow or don't match well anyway so I stuff paper in the hole spray with the ceiling...
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I like to paint them the same color as the lid. They turn yellow or don't match well anyway so I stuff paper in the hole spray with the ceiling...
I paint them as well, for the same reasons.

The opposite for ceiling vents. I try to avoid painting these things whenever possible:
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Didn't someone on here mention blowing up balloons and shoving them in the whole a while back? Kind of a genius idea and kind of fun popping them and removing them.
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Wouldn't it work to just put a shower cap around them? Or some of those gladware stretchy cover things for covering bowls without lids?
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