Introducing Spot Drops – Paint Around a Spotlight

Updated Nov 9, 2022 | Posted Jan 24, 2021 | Professional insight, Tool Insight | 1 comment

I’ve always hated messing around removing spot lights, It’s either trapped fingers or broken plasterboard.  I have used everything and anything from rawl plugs, match sticks and even drywall screws.

You would pull that little bit too much and POP, the plaster cracks where the spring clips have caught.

You then have to fill, spot prime and paint again. Nightmare, especially on a ceiling where you often get flashing.

I searched the internet time and time again thinking “surely there’s something out there designed for it” but nothing.

So, I sat and made a few different designs on what would work best and created Spot Drops.

It’s a really simple design, but very effective. The Spot Drops sit in behind the light before the spring clips force any pressure and break the board. (Needs a small void between the face and spring clip).


You can then paint all the way around them and in behind without having to fully remove them. No masking, no broken/chipped plasterboard and no waste as they’re reusable.

Best of all, they’re shaped so that you have something to hold when you take them out. keeps the mucky fingers clear of the crisp white ceiling. It’s a much quicker approach and saves no end of time faffing.

Honestly, Spot Drops are a gamechanger when painting ceilings. That goes for whether you plan to spray or roll. No more damaged plasterwork, no more trapped fingers, or messy handprints on newly painted surfaces.

I have had them available for a few months now and the feedbacks been amazing.

They are available at a couple of the big hitters TopDec decorating supplies as a starting point! 👌🏼☺️

Also available at

Also check out the socials for reviews and offers if you’re keen to try them out – Facebook and Instagram

Thanks for reading if you made it this far 😅


Introducing Spot Drops – The Easy way to Paint Around a Spotlight – by Richard Irons

Introducing Spot Drops, by Richard Irons. The easy way to paint around a spotlight without having to remove the light or damaging the plasterboard.
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Updated Nov 9, 2022 | Posted Jan 24, 2021 | 1 comment

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.
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  1. Jeff Moon

    Are spot drops available in Canada?


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