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wall paper round sockets and switches

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by larco, 14 May 2008.

  1. larco

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    Hi,

    How do i sort out wallpaper round sockets and switches?

    Can I avoid pulling out socket and switches front plates?

    thks
     
  2. chezan

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    First - and most important - remove fuses for relevant sockets/switches you are working around so they are not live.

    Remove the screws far enough that you'll be able to push a little paper underneath, cut a X corner to corner in the
    wallpaper over the switch/socket, trim excess paper off, so you have a square hole, a little smaller than the actual
    switch/socket, then push these edges in under the switch, they shouldn't be touching any wires or connectors,
    if they are, carefully trim a little more off. Carefully screw the socket back in place, but don't screw in place firmly
    for an hour or so, until the paste has dried a little.

    Have fun!!!! :)
     

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