Good Questions: How Can I Fix My Painted Over Outlets?

Good Questions: How Can I Fix My Painted Over Outlets?

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 18, 2007

Hello AT,

I know that AT is more of a site for solutions on apartment aesthetic issues rather than electrical issues, but seeing as how my apartment problem needs some real "therapy", I thought I might ask anyway. I have just moved in and am subletting from a co-op owner.

I found out after moving in that the apartment has painted-over electrical & cable outlets...

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The bottom prong insert part of the electrical outlet doesn't look covered in the photo, but it is. Of course I would ask for permission from the owner before doing the fix, but after she says I can, how would I go about fixing this problem without causing too much damage to the drywall around the outlets? If I chose not to do a DIY method, do you have any contacts of people who I might be able to contract into fixing this?

Thanks, Marrian


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