9162020 To use them simply unscrew the center screw that holds the outlet cover on and remove the outlet cover. Paint plastic outlet and switch covers to match the walls by removing them.
When you have the wall plate completely covered in paint finish off with long smooth brush strokes in the same direction.
How to paint a light switch cover. 1272007 Prepare each plate for painting by rolling a strip of duct tape sticking the tape to the plate and then affixing the plate to a sheet of newspaper. 11112012 Let it sit for a few minutes. Make sure switch plate is clean and free of grease.
Paint over the surface with the same color of the wall or use artists brushes to create a texture or design. Its best to wear kitchen gloves while youre handling it because the pine cleaner will dry out your hands. Once you start to see the cleaner turn the color of the paint fish the covers out scrub off any remaining paint with a green scouring pad and rinse.
Then screw the new outlet cover on in its place and youre done. Apply paint to the entire wall plate. As long as the cover.
When thinking about painting dark walls in my new office switches and plugs must also be taken into considerationI didnt want WHITE switch plates everywhere because it would draw the eye right to them. My favorite part of this solution is the price. I could have chosen black plates or metallic covers or even opted for a pretty decorative plate in a similar hue but I didnt want them to stand out at all.
Thats why we used an etch primer to coat the switches and sockets before painting them. Lay on a clean surface such as a piece of cardboard plastic wrap or wax paper. A metal light-switch cover adds a subtle decorative element to a room yet it can be upward of double the price of a basic contractor-grade plastic one.
Now the plate will stay put without having to hold it. 3122021 Remove the old cover from the wall and whether youre spray painting or using a brush lay the cover flat when youre working on it and leave it flat until it. Apply the tape across.
Add a little pizazz to any room with six super easy Light Switch Cover Makeovers in this weeks Make It With Mod Podge with Cathie. Brush from one end of the cover to the other side. Give the covers a light spray with the primer and wait until it dries completely.
Clean soap and water. Then give them a second coat of primer. Scratch the surface of the plastic with sandpaper and prime the plates.
After all we want the finish to be durable. Apply Primer Remove switchplates from the wall. Depending on the paint it could take as little as 5 minutes or as much as 30.
Watch more How to Paint Your Home videos. A plastic light switch cover painters tape one sheet of gold leaf gold leaf sizing Mod Podge a soft paint brush a foam brush and rubber or cotton gloves.