Posts Tagged ‘switch plates’

Don’t Touch the Wall, and Don’t Cover the Switchplates With Wallpaper

July 22, 2018


A little hard to see in the photo, but there is dirt all around the switch plate, particularly to the left. This wall is painted, but wallpaper will become soiled when touched, too.

Even clean hands have oils in them, and, over time, this can leave stains on painted and papered walls. This is why I always “lecture” my clients to touch the switch, not the paper.

It’s also a good reason to not cover switch plates with wallpaper.

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Covering Vents With Wallpaper

March 15, 2014

Digital Image

Digital ImageI’m not big on covering switch plates or vents with wallpaper. They soil easily when touched, and, well, I just think they look better crisp and white. But sometimes, homeowners like the look. I have to admit, this exhaust fan cover and A/C vent look pretty good.

Together, the two vents took me about an hour to cover and cut.
There is an additional charge for work like this.