I wanted to share with you all how to draw Outlet covers. But that’s not the only thing – I’m also sharing the best way to paint them, which involves eliminating your current Outlet covers. say what? Yes, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Mismatched covers are a pet peeve of mine, especially if you have dark painted walls (like in our office here). I highly recommend that you consider matching the outlets to the color of your wall paint.
The only time I would say that you don’t have to match them is if you are using copper plate covers. But that involves replacing the receptacle as well, and unless you want to get into electrical work, that’s not a great solution.
Can (and should) paint? Outlet covers?
You may be wondering if you are Could and should paint Outlet covers. Yes, you can draw it. But should you? Well, this is where things get tricky. They’re not the easiest things to draw. If you don’t do it right or well, they will inevitably end up chipping and looking like an eyesore. Not to mention that if you decide to paint the bowl as well – this is a huge fire risk and I don’t recommend it. Fortunately, there is a better way.
these Paintable outlet covers Inexpensive and does not require any electrical work. You can paint them and place them directly over the existing receptacle (remove the old outlet cover first.) I’ve been using them for the past few months and I’m really impressed. You can buy it from Amazon And delivered to your door.
This is as easy as it sounds – but I’ll give you the things you need and how below.
- Remove the old outlet cover from the wall. You can easily do this by loosening the screws holding it in place with a screwdriver. Go ahead and throw it away unless you need it for another room.
- Put your new one Paintable outlet covers On cardboard or old newspaper. Use a roller or brush to apply a thin layer of paint to the port cover. Allow it to dry completely and reapply as needed.
- Once completely dry, take the port cover and place it directly over the existing port, aligning the holes. Screw it into place with your screwdriver until it is flush with the wall. That’s it!
Always remember to be careful when working with electrical outlets. It’s always best to be safe, consider turning off power to the outlet and use caution when removing and reconnecting the cover. Happy painting!