Category: Plaster Ceiling Roses

DIY Installation of a Ceiling Rose

Posted on 01 Oct, 2015

The AllPlasta Guide To  :   Installing Your Own Ceiling Rose.

A decorative plaster ceiling rose can enhance any room, and here at AllPlasta we have a large range of ceiling rose styles to choose from. But once you have got your rose, what do you do?

It really is a simple DIY Install job and anyone can do it!

BEFORE YOU START

The first thing to do is get your tools together, don’t worry, you don’t need many:

  1. Your AllPlasta Ceiling Rose
  2. Cornice adhesive
  3. Adhesive Spreader
  4. Drill
  5. Knife
  6. Sandpaper
  7. Dust Mask
  8. Measuring Tape
  9. Sponge
  10. Screws
  11. Nails

Once you have them, it’s time to move on to installation.

CEILING ROSE INSTALLATION

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PREPARATION

As with all these jobs, preparation is the key to success, so make sure everything is right before you start the installation.

The first job is to isolate the light fitting, this is best left to the professionals so get an electrician in to do it for you, once that is done you can then drill a hole through the center of the rose for the wiring to go through.

The next part depends on the ceiling surface you are dealing with, if the ceiling is painted or otherwise decorated, you need to deal with this before you can begin installation. For wallpaper you will obviously have to remove it from the area the rose will be fixed to, for a painted ceiling you can use your sandpaper to scuff up the paint so the adhesive can grab more effectively.

INSTALLATION

This starts with the adhesive. Mix up enough adhesive for the job according to the instructions, and then apply it to the back of the rose with the adhesive spreader. You don’t want to overdo the adhesive, else it will spread out of the edges of the rose and look unsightly, use the spreader to make neat beads of adhesive across the whole surface.

Once the adhesive is applied, you can install the rose by placing it in the correct position, being careful to ensure it is central to the light fitting, and press firmly for a few minutes to allow the adhesive to grab. To secure it until the adhesive is fully dry there are a couple of options, you can use a couple of lengths of timber to prop it up from the floor (in this case remember to place a soft cloth or other cushioning material between the prop and the rose to avoid damage), or you can use two or three screws and screw it to the joists above to keep it in place. Either way once the adhesive has fully set you can use a damp sponge to clean off any excess adhesive and clean off the rose for any decoration you wish to add.

It really is that simple to add an AllPlasta ceiling rose to your room, careful preparation is all that is needed for a perfect installation, and with our huge range of styles available, there is definitely something perfect for your home.

Seemingly disparate design styles can be blended together beautifully

Posted on 06 Nov, 2014

An interesting project by interior designer Christine Hamilton made a splash in the Telegraph, a renovation and remodeling behind the original façade of a Manly Federation home.

One of the key aspects of this project was the disparate tastes of the clients, the husband preferring a French provincial look whilst the wife seeking more contemporary clean lines, and using our range of cornices and plaster moldings to blend the two concepts together.  By pairing beautiful handmade cornice and ceiling rose with a marble floor in the living area and kitchen the varied influences do not seem out of place, but work well together to form a design that works wonderfully. With a project where the clients demanded the very best of materials, we at AllPlasta were proud to supply the handmade moldings needed for this special project.

The finished home blends all kinds of styles together that many will tell you do not work, but obviously do when you see it, and Christine was able to create something very unique by focusing on what her clients were after and not what the rules say we should do when it comes to design.

Whilst not all of us are in a position to be rebuilding our homes with marble floors and so on, this exquisite home does have something for all of us to learn from though, and that is our concept of what is ‘right’ when it comes to the way we decorate our homes. We at AllPlasta may be a little biased of course, but we think plaster moldings are beautiful, timeless pieces that are long lasting and a lovely finishing touch to a room, and many people often agree, but think that their home isn’t suited to these kinds of design touches.

Nothing is further from the truth though, you can blend different design influences together and find new styles all of your own, what really matters is whether it appeals to you, not what you ‘should’ do, where the decoration of your own home is concerned. And that is perhaps the point, it is your home, if you like it, that is all that should matter, Christine’s clients, with the help of her design experience, created a wonderful blend of styles and ended up with a completely unique look to their family home that they will enjoy for years to come. It is that concept that should be followed, choose styles you enjoy, whether the various elements are supposed to work together or not.

If you have a lovely, modern, clean design to your rooms, there is nothing stopping you adding a more traditional touch to it if that is what you fancy. With a range of over 350 cornice designs and hundreds of other beautiful plaster products such as ceiling roses and ceiling domes, we think we have something to compliment any home. Whilst a ceiling rose is seen as traditional, they do work well with many modern styles and add that finishing touch to a room that is sometimes lacking.

Exciting New Products Added

Posted on 27 Jun, 2013

Allplasta has become an Australian market leader in terms of quality, design & customer service. We produce the highest quality plaster cornices, plaster ceiling roses and other plaster products, and have done so for over ten years. We are always developing new and exciting plaster moulds for all categories of products. Recently we have added more than 30 new cornices, and wall panels to our range. Check out our products in our online catalogue. You can also buy our products online in a few easy steps.

All of our products are handcrafted from sharp, detailed moulds. Our methods reflect traditional materials combined with modern manufacturing efficiency and attention to detail that is rarely found elsewhere. Just look at the detail in any of our finished plaster products!

We also specialise in creating detailed custom products, specifically for architects, interior designers and home decorators. These services include heritage work, restorations and reproductions. Anything is possible!