Removing Light Fixtures When Painting a Room
What to do about Light Fixtures and Electrical Wiring While Painting a Room.
Keeping Electrical Wires Safe While Painting
This electrical question came from: Tom, from Moore, Oklahoma.
Dave The Electrician’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Tom.
Light Fixtures and Wiring While Painting a Room
Application: Ceiling Fan and Light Fixture Wiring.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Hand Tools and Safe Ladder.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal experience, the light fixture and access to the light fixture.
Precaution: Identify the light fixture circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
- I can appreciate your concern for safety and your need for electrical power while painting the room.
- Identify the wiring when removing light fixtures or ceiling fan so you know where each wire made its connection.
- Place wire connectors or electrical tape over the ends of the insulated wires to cover the bare wire.
- Gently fold the wires into the ceiling fixture boxes to keep the wires out of the way at avoid being painted and to avoid contact with painting tools.
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