How to Remove a Flush Mount Ceiling Fixture Cover

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Flush-mount ceiling fixtures do not protrude below the surface of the ceiling, thereby providing an uncluttered look. Many flush-mount ceiling fixtures consist of a cover over the light to mute the brightness of the light and to provide a finished look. The cover must be removed to change the bulb or to clean the inside of the fixture. This task is accomplished in less than a minute with minimal effort.

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Set up a stepladder under the flush-mount ceiling fixture in a position that will not require you to reach to work on the fixture.

Steady yourself on the ladder under the fixture; ensure that both your feet are firmly planted on the same ladder step.

Place your fingertips on your dominant hand firmly against the cover's surface. Spread your fingers so they occupy different locations around the perimeter of the cover.

Twist the cover counterclockwise to detach it from the locking mechanism. Lower the cover in your hand.

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