How should I paint these?


We are replacing all our old old painted vent covers with these BRIGHT WHITE ones. My husband does not want me to paint bc he thinks they will not be movable. One coat of spray will not hurt, right?

q how should i paint these

Help .... much too white!

  18 answers
  • Rymea Rymea on Feb 15, 2019

    Try it on one and see.

  • Unexpected Elegance Unexpected Elegance on Feb 15, 2019

    A coat of white spray paint would make them look new again. Just make sure they have time to proper dry before you put them back up! 😁

  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on Feb 15, 2019

    Hi Nana, I have spray painted mine before with no problems.

  • Kathy Kathy on Feb 15, 2019

    Mine are the same color as the wall. They easily come off when I change colors.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Feb 15, 2019

    I would use spray paint. Just don't spray it on too thick. Use light coats and they should still move.

  • Barb Barb on Feb 16, 2019

    Take them down paint using sponge brush with your wall paint. When dry put back up. They disappeare into wall and come down easy when needed.

  • Susan Bolster Schirtz Susan Bolster Schirtz on Feb 16, 2019

    My husband took ours down and spray painted them. They are still able to be opened and closed

  • Karen Karen on Feb 16, 2019

    You can buy these fairly cheaply at Home Depot or Lowe's.

  • Theodora Theodora on Feb 16, 2019

    Remove them before painting them. Let them dry then put them back up.

  • Lil Lil on Feb 16, 2019

    We just did ours. removed, cleaned, spray painted, installed. They look like new

  • Cry22488062 Cry22488062 on Feb 16, 2019

    They look much better when they are painted to match your wall color. They are not made to be focal points.

  • Grandma Coookie Grandma Coookie on Feb 16, 2019

    Use a spray paint for metal projects. You can get any color that matches your décor. I sprayed mine a number of years ago and they still look good. Just follow the directions on the can.

  • Gilmer Gal Gilmer Gal on Feb 16, 2019

    Make sure they are cleaned of any dust. You can use scrubbing bubbles and the dirt comes right off. Let them dry. Use a metal spray paint and do a light coat. After it drys, just screw it back in and you have almost new vent covers!

  • Crystal Meyer Griffith Crystal Meyer Griffith on Feb 17, 2019

    I had an odd sized moveable vent cover that was in bad shape visually. Couldn't find another one that would fit. Put mine in the dishwasher to clean it and repainted it after drying for 24 hrs. Works just fine.

  • William William on Feb 18, 2019

    As everyone suggests. They can be painted to match the walls. Will not affect the operation.

  • CasualHomeStyle CasualHomeStyle on Feb 19, 2019


  • Jojo Snow Jojo Snow on Mar 08, 2019

    I took mine down, cleaned them off and painted them to match the walls with the same paint I used on the walls. I did two nice, light even coats and allowed them to dry completely. NO problem taking them down later. And since it matches the paint exactly, it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. The only reason they might stick is if you were too lazy to take them down and just slopped a coat of paint right on them while they are still screwed into the wall. LOL!

  • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Mar 08, 2019

    Just don't paint them while they are installed. That will make it hard to remove them. They look better matching the wall to me not standing out in pristine white. Even new they aren't art objects! Because they need to match the wall, you probably will have to brush paint them. I use a foam brush and mine look fine. Some colors took two coats.

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