How to paint a plastic switch plate to match the wall paint?

by Lila

My entry, living room, dining room, kitchen, main hall, and breakfast room have very little division from one another so the light cream wall color is really extensive. I want to do the single narrow wall in the entry ( 9' H X 4' W) as an accent wall with matte paint in a muted mid-shade gray/olive color that will work well with my living room furniture and decor, and then overlay it with random width horizontal stripes in the same color in gloss. My question is that the wall has a 6 1/4" by 4 1/2" plastic 3-switch plate in the cream wall color that I would like to paint with the new matte paint. What is the best way to paint plastic with latex paint so that it will hold up well to heavy usage?

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