Fixing / patching holes in plasterboard for ceiling lights that are slightly too big

The holes cut for the GU10 ceiling lights are slightly too big and the edges of the plaster board look rough. Is there a reliable way to fix this so the finish appears better?
Thanks,
Clive
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On 09/03/2018 11:04, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Google downlight hole reducer plate or downlight hole concealer ring
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On 09/03/18 11:17, GB wrote:

Or buy some paint, some plaster and some sandpaper
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On Friday, 9 March 2018 11:20:52 UTC, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

and pva, it'll all be weak otherwise
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On Friday, 9 March 2018 11:04:16 UTC, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

ges of the plaster board look rough. Is there a reliable way to fix this so the finish appears better?

Hi All,
I was concerned I could spend a lot of effort trying to fill the space betw een the light fitting and the hole in the plasterboard (it isnt large) then the filler falling out because it has little except the edge of the hole t o "cling" to. The downlight hole concealer ring looks a viable option. If t he plastic is thin enough I might even be able to recess it in the plasterb oard, stick it with contact adhesive liek GripFill, then cover the surface of the ring with filler. Or the concealer ring might be so discrete I wont bother trying to recess and disguise it therby potentially causing more dam age to the ceiling.
Thanks for the suggestions,
Clive
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On Friday, 9 March 2018 12:34:25 UTC, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

edges of the plaster board look rough. Is there a reliable way to fix this so the finish appears better?

tween the light fitting and the hole in the plasterboard (it isnt large) th en the filler falling out because it has little except the edge of the hole to "cling" to. The downlight hole concealer ring looks a viable option. If the plastic is thin enough I might even be able to recess it in the plaste rboard, stick it with contact adhesive liek GripFill, then cover the surfac e of the ring with filler. Or the concealer ring might be so discrete I won t bother trying to recess and disguise it therby potentially causing more d amage to the ceiling.

I glued some cardboard strips with PVA when I changed our kitchen light fit tings for some smaller ones. It worked fine as the fittings covered the car dboard.
Jonathan
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On 09/03/2018 14:27, Jonathan wrote:

Hope you don't have a kitchen fire then !.
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On 09/03/2018 20:11, Andrew wrote:

Another option would be to cut out a square panel from the ceiling, fit a new panel with correct size hole. New panel fitted with a couple of battens filled and smoothed at joints.
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On 09/03/2018 20:11, Andrew wrote:

So do I but unless it is a fire rated ceiling it will not matter.
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On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 03:04:13 -0800 (PST) snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Cut a hole the right size in a bit of hardboard, then cut that in half so you can pass it through the hole in the plasterboard and glue it in position. Then use filler to build up the the plasterboard to the edge of the hardboard. You'll probably want to first soak the edge of the plasterboard with dilute PVA to stop it sucking and/or crumbling.
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