Should you paint outlet covers?

Should You Paint An outlet Cover?

It is always good to have a variety of colors in your home. White and black are two of the most common color choices.

They’re easy to remember too, so why not use them? However, there’s another option: white and gold. These two colors look great together! If you want to add some pizzazz to your walls with a little bit of pizzaz, then you might consider painting an outlet cover.

What Is An Outlet Cover?

An outlet cover is basically a metal plate that connects your house’s power supply to the outside world. When you turn on your TV, computer, stereo system, etc., they need to get electricity from somewhere.

The easiest way to do this is through an outlet; however, if you don’t have any outlets around (or maybe you just hate dealing with those ugly old power strips), then you could paint one instead.

Why Should I Paint My Outlets?

There are several reasons why you should paint your outlets. First off, it will make your home look more attractive.

Second, it makes your home safer since no one can steal your outlets without breaking into the place where you keep the batteries for those fancy speakers you got at RadioShack. Thirdly, when someone steals an outlet, they’re stealing something valuable like a car battery or even a life’s work!

Who Would Want To Steal An Outlet?

Outlets are used in cars, alarm systems, computers, cell phones, lights, battery backups, and so much more! If you know anything about human nature (or even if you don’t), then you know that people are lazy.

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They would much rather take the easy way out than to take the time to do something. This is why people steal. They see something that someone else has and they want it.

In order to make money, burglars and thieves have to get creative. While some people smash and grab (steal stuff from a store by breaking the window), others have to be more cunning.

One way of doing this is by stealing something and selling it for parts (like with cars). Others steal certain items that they can just turn around and sell right away. One of these items is a battery or something that can be easily sold.

Another thing you need to know about thieves is that they’re not always professional criminals. Sometimes, they’re just dumb teenagers that are too lazy to get a job or go to school.

They’d rather have nice things (like an Xbox) without having to put in any work for it. These are the kind of people that will steal from you if given half the chance.

So, what does this have to do with stealing something as commonplace as an outlet cover? Well, they’re easy to remove, easy to sell, and most people don’t even know it’s missing. Most people don’t think to replace an outlet cover if it’s been stolen, so it’s not even like you’ll be able to tell if your house has been targeted.

Where Can I Get An Outlet Cover?

Outlet covers are usually just basic, boring metal boxes that have three holes on the top of them (for the wires). They come in a variety of colors, but most of them are just your basic silver or white.

You should check your local home improvement store or hardware store. They may have outlet covers, but they may also not have the style or color you’re looking for.

If that’s the case, then you can always go to a specialty store (like a lighting store) to see if they have what you need. If all else fails, you could also look online. You may be able to find what you’re looking for on eBay or Amazon.

However, if you want something more custom and unique, then you’ll have to go the online route. You can find outlet covers in all shapes, colors, and patterns.

You can even find them in wood! If you want something more upscale though, you may have to resort to having them made by a company that specializes in custom jobs. You may have to wait a little while since these companies are probably busy, but the results will be worth it.

If you’re going to go with the online route, then I would recommend going with a company that has already done the legwork for you. Check out places like Etsy or even FireFlysClassics if you want something a little more on the modern side.

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What Else Can I Do To Stop Thieves?

You can also get a lock for your outlet to prevent the cover from coming off. This is actually a good idea no matter what kind of outlet you have because someone may try to yank the cord out and, without a lock, could potentially cause serious injury.

You can get basic locks anywhere, but if you want something a little sturdier and more high-tech, then you’ll need to go with a specialty store (like a Home Depot or Lowes).

And while you’re at it, you may want to consider putting your outlets in a place that makes it difficult to access them if you live in a neighborhood known for crime. One clever idea is putting them behind a piece of furniture and running the cords under it.

That way, there’s less of a chance that a thief or even you accidentally unplug something.

That’s all I have to say on this subject. Thanks for listening!

~The FireFlys

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