Gypsy Girl Revivals
Gypsy Girl Revivals
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Update Discolored Outlets With Spray Paint

Have a bunch of older plug outlets that are totally functional, but just not the right color for your new decor? Nothing a little spray paint can't fix.
update discolored outlets with spray paint, painting
First tape off the area with painters tape to try to cut down on overspray. I used a spray primer made for plastic. Be sparing it is a super thin paint, and will try to run if you use to much. Several short spurts will do the trick.
update discolored outlets with spray paint, painting
After that has dried go back, and spray it with a white spray paint. I used a Krylon Fusion that was labeled for use on plastic. I then used a Krylon spray clear coat to protect my painted surface so it wouldn't scrap off with use.
update discolored outlets with spray paint, painting
Next remove tape after drying. If there is any overspray touch up your wall paint. Then you have yourself a brand-new looking outlet for not a lot of money. One can of primer, paint, and clear coat will do many, many outlets.

Suggested materials:

  • Krylon White Gloss Spray Paint (for use on plastic  (Walmart)
  • Krylon Spray Primer for Plastic  (Walmart)
  • Krylon Spray Clear Coat  (Walmart)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions
  • Maxine Waller
    on Apr 4, 2017

    Why didn't you just take it off the wall?
  • Annie
    on Aug 2, 2018

    did you put something in the holes where the plug goes in?

  • Ama34134828
    on Sep 22, 2018

    do you turn off the circuit breaker before doing this? does this apply to light switches too. I bought a fixer upper and we have those awful almond colored outlets and lights switches

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2 of 17 comments
  • Itsmemic
    on Jan 29, 2018

    that's it? You spray painted your outlet? Huh?
  • Lisa Boylan
    on Aug 1, 2018

    Yes! I did this to mine and love it. I used “Hammered Metal” spray paint though and they look like those beautiful metal ones that are spendy.

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