Add Detail & Drama to a Boring Ceiling

Learn how to dress up and paint a chandelier ceiling medallion using a Wagner FLEXiO paint sprayer to get a super smooth finish.

Overview

Dress up a chandelier by painting a decorative ceiling medallion with a paint sprayer.

1

Clean medallion

Clean ceiling medallion, as necessary, before painting.

2

Assemble spray tent

Assemble the Wagner Studio Spray tent. Place the celling medallion on top of a cardboard box to raise it up off the ground to make painting easier.

3

Fill sprayer with paint

Fill the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 sprayer cup with paint.

Attach the Detail Finish nozzle to the sprayer.

Adjust the material flow control, the air pressure and the spray nozzle and make a few test sprays on a piece of cardboard or paper before painting the medallion.

4

Apply paint

Apply two coats of paint to the ceiling medallion, allowing to dry completely between coats.

5

Spray details

Be sure to spray the edges of the medallion and any raised details.

6

Change colors, if necessary

We ended up changing colors twice during this project before setting on the final aqua color for the ceiling medallion.

7

Test paint samples for color

Learn from our mistake and test sample swatches on the ceiling before painting the medallion.

8

Install medallion

Remove the light fixture and mount the ceiling medallion. The canopy of your chandelier should hold the ceiling medallion in place, but you can also use Liquid Nails and brad nails to secure in place. Practice proper safety precautions when working with electricity and installing lighting. If you’re inexperienced with electricity, hire a professional electrician to do the job for you.

9

More info

This sponsored project was created by Atta Girl Says. Head to the blog for the full post and details about this project.

Products Used

Materials

Wagner Studio Spray Tent

Wagner FLEXiO 4000 Paint Sprayer

Lightweight ceiling medallion

Paint

Liquid nails (optional)

Brad nails & nail gun (optional)

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