Remove painted on light switch covers.

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Anonymous asked 10 years ago

I have those old plastic switch plate covers that I would like to replace, however they are stuck on the wall. How do I remove without harming the paint surrounding them. I have tried a small screwdriver and nail file. thank you.

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Crowder Painting answered.

Carefully cut around the wall plates with a sharp razor knife to stop additional damage to the paint. Now you will need to use a flat stiff putty located at an edge and tap to loosen the cover. You might have to do this at all edges. This still might do some damage that will require touch up but should help to get them loosened.