Looking for (electrical] outlet covers!

Old 05-20-05, 11:42 PM
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I am looking for plastic covers for you light switches and outlets you use before you paint. I saw them on television and I cant remember where. They struck me as being a great time saver, I HATE taping them!! Does anyone know the website or name?

Old 05-21-05, 06:08 AM
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Sorry, don't know about the ones you mention. However, instead of taping them, why not just take them off when painting?
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I always prefer to take the covers off before painting. It is easier, makes for a better looking job and you don't run the risk of the edges of the cover being stuck to the wall. I always reinsert the screws in the recepticle so they don't get loss. If you are still worried that you might get paint on them just stick a little tape on the switch or plug in and paint away. I know this doesn't exactly answer your question but I hope it will make painting easier for you anyway.
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I, too, recommend removing the covers before painting. And yes, put the screws back where they came from to keep them from getting lost. This makes for a much cleaner and neater job. An errant roller will get paint on the outlets or switch, so a bit of tape will keep them clean.
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I found the plastic covers you mention at a True Value hardware. However, they were completely useless and I ended up throwing the whole box away. Removing the covers was much easier than trying to figure out how to use the plastic thingies.

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