Hoping someone can help...

I recently had some plaster work done throughout my house. Skimming on the walls and new board on the ceiling.

Annoyingly, the chap has plastered around the light fittings to the point where they won't come undone. They are officially now part of my ceiling!

Image of lighting fixture submerged in plaster

Any ideas of how I can fix this without destroying the ceiling?


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    Hello, and welcome to Stack Exchange. Some more info, and a better picture would help. Oct 25 '16 at 10:51
  • Do you need to replace it? if not, why do anything?
    – bib
    Oct 25 '16 at 12:55

Use a knife to cut into the plaster at the base of the fixture. Then when you remove the fixture, it will come off at the cut line and not pull any ceiling plaster off with it.

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