Asked on Jan 8, 2019

How do I cover an exposed electric panel?

Zard PocleebDarlene WillimanGrandmasHouseDIY


In our bedroom we have an exposed electric panel!! We are concerned about EMFs. What is the best way to cover the panel?

4 answers
  • Teach_manners
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Hang picture over it.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Hi Avril, when you say exposed do you mean it doesn't even have a door on it? If it doesn't then that's priority #1, take measurements of your panel and get a to-code door on it asap. After that, like the previous commenter mentioned, a picture covering it would work fine.

  • Darlene Williman
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Teach_Manners answer is probably the best as it keeps you panel hidden while easy to get to. I painted mine the same color as the wall and that helped but is behind a door so few people see it. I think the picture is a better solution.

  • Zard Pocleeb
    on Jan 8, 2019

    There’s not much to it. You build a frame large enough to allow the panel cover to be removed if necessary. Below are a couple of pics of the one I built for my house.

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