How can I make unsightly old air conditioner look better?


The air conditioners stick all the way out not just a few inches and they are old and ugly.

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  • Kay Kay on Mar 18, 2019

    Try painting them the same color as walls to make them blend in. Also maybe google question because I recall seeing an option for hiding them.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Mar 19, 2019

    Hi Karen,

    Here's an idea that might help you. You could build this to any height that you need to hide the air conditioner, just be sure to leave room for air circulation around the air conditioner. Wishing you the best.

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    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Mar 19, 2019

      Karen, is it the inside or the outside of the air conditioner that you're trying to hide? The one I found was for outside so it wouldn't involve painting inside the unit or the house itself. Some people hang drapes across a wall to hide the inside part of the air conditioner, then pull it over to use the unit. Are you allowed to put up drapery bracket? If so, that might work. You'll want to find long brackets that come out far enough for the hide the unit. It might even be possible to play with Command hooks that can be removed. It would take some thinking outside of the box to do that, but there might be a way to make it work. Good luck to you.

  • Bev Bev on Mar 19, 2019

    Also consider painting the outside of the A/C same or color to blend with house color.

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Mar 19, 2019

    You could put a shadow box type frame around them. The face of the air conditioner “frame” can be covered in a decorative metal like chicken wire to camouflage it

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Nov 12, 2020

    Hi Karen, here are few ideas you can try to hide or camouflage that aircon -

  • Poulsenar Poulsenar on Sep 12, 2021

    Painting the air conditioner could look aesthetically pleasing, but it could cause other issues if not done carefully. Most paints can damage the AC works, which happened to me once because I wasn't attentive enough. It causes it to be less cold, but I luckily solved this issue thanks to this article Anyways, if you're not the most careful painter, there are other things you can do to rejuvenate your old air conditioner. Cleaning it is a great start. You can easily use a wet-dry vacuum to remove leaves, weeds, sticks, and other small things to clean or the dirt surrounding it.