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A complete rough patch. After 24 hours it can have another coat of joint compound applied. After that dries and is sanded, the ceiling can be painted.

Although this condo was built with wood truss construction, there are still obstacles to prevent the wires from being easily fished across the ceiling. A hole was cut in the middle of the ceiling to facilitate the installation of the wires. The center round box was the original feed for the old ceiling light.

The round hole from the former existing ceiling electrical box was patched using a filler piece of drywall that was cut from one of the light fixture cut-outs. A piece of wood was laid across the opening to support the filler piece. A drywall rasp is good for shaping drywall.
A pig tail light socket was connected temporarily to the existing light feed for temporary lighting.