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Startingover 05-26-2012 11:01 PM

painting around security?
 
I haven't activated (not sure I will) the security system in my new home. But, I am leaving all the wires and things.

In the living room there's a white box 4" long up towards the ceiling, in a corner. I guess I'll paint around it and then if it's ever removed just expect paint not to match. Unless anyone has any better idea. (and any idea would be better.

As for the wires along the baseboard, I'm just painting over them. They go to the security things on the windows.

chrisn 05-27-2012 04:01 AM

It's your house, paint whatever you want or not.

Startingover 05-27-2012 08:09 AM

by "any other ideas" I should have been more specific in asking if anyone knew if the security thing was easily detached (for painting behind) or if I'd damage it trying to remove it.

Brushjockey 05-27-2012 08:21 AM

I don't take them off either - just get a small brush to get behind.

chrisn 05-28-2012 04:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Startingover (Post 929610)
by "any other ideas" I should have been more specific in asking if anyone knew if the security thing was easily detached (for painting behind) or if I'd damage it trying to remove it.

It is more than likely a motion detector and CAN be removed


BUT

It might also set of the system:eek:

Been there before when the ho was out of town, police showed up with guns drawn. I paint around anything having to do with the security system now.:yes:


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