Short of exotic, expensive ones, outlet and switch cover plates seem to come
in only white and almond, although not many people actually paint with these
colors. I've tried to paint these plastic covers before and never been
satisfied with the result. Is there an easy, inexpensive way to get these
to match my interior paint color?
Yup. Done several. The limitations in color choice don't allow exact
matches, but something in the same range really tones down the plates
and makes them acceptable. Standard spray paint advice, many light
coats beats one heavy one. Don't forget the screw heads.
1: remove them from the wall.
2: Prime them with a thin coat of spray primer. let dry.
3: Paint (spray if possible, otherwise brush) them with as thin a coat of
the wall paint as possible. (don't force full coverage) let dry.
4: repeat 3 as necessisary
it's fussy to get them to look nice with a brush.
Verso l'esterno! Verso l'esterno! Deamons di ignoranza.
I used to see displays of *dyable* cover plates at Home Depot. They
were kind of neutral off-white and they were some material that would
accept dye. I guess you used fabric dye, I didn't look too close (or
did but have fogotten, an equal possibility). That would have been
They don't seem to be there now, I've been to all my fave HDs lately
and haven't seen 'em.
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