Painting Electrial Box inside


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Old 11-15-06, 08:22 AM
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Painting Electrial Box inside

I have an electrical box inside a bedroom, akward spot that I can't put a picture over. I would like to paint it the same color as the wall but it is metal. What should I do?

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Old 11-15-06, 08:43 AM
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Clean it (dust it off),
Prime with XIM UMA (waterborne) primer, or SW Preprite Bonding Primer (waterborne), or BIN White Pigmented Shellac (Alcohol base, smells like rubbing alcohol)

Paint w/either Latex or oil to match your walls.

Latex of course will be quicker drying, and smell less offensive.

I would roll, to match texture of wall (assuming its rolled).

Good luck. You may consider cutting power to the box on the off chance that some paint runs into a junction. Doubtful, but better to be safe than sorry.
 
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Perfect. Thanks.
 
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Old 11-15-06, 11:04 AM
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I usually clean, scuff sand and coat them with oil base enamel tinted to the wall color. I wouldn't recomend using flat wall paint for a top coat as it will often get dirty when there is need to use the breaker box..... and I wouldn't want to wash it clean
 
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Old 11-19-06, 09:12 AM
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Painting or otherwise disguising a fuse box is against code in many areas. Think twice before doing it.
 
 

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