Paint Mistake On Wall Register

Whenever you see paint splattered on any heating registers, it's usually a sign of careless painting. These heating wall registers can easily be removed and reinstalled after you have painted the walls and ceiling. Most of these registers have one screw on each side and they're fairly easy to remove.

Now what if you remove the screws, and the register is still stuck to the wall. This happens every once in a while and all you really need to do is tap the register gently with a screwdriver, until it loosens up.

If that doesn't work, simply wedge the flat edge of the screwdriver in between the register and the wall and gently pry. If you apply too much pressure, you could damage the wall or the heating register itself. Be careful when prying gently, remember to pry gently.

Home Repair Tip: If the wall register has paint on it, you can try to remove it, using a little bit of elbow grease. In other words grabbed a damp towel and try to wipe the paint off.

If this doesn't work, I would recommend using a high gloss spray paint. I'm referring to a spray can that can be purchased at most of your home improvement centers.

For example: The paint damaged wall register, in the picture above is white and can be lightly sanded and then sprayed with a high gloss white enamel. Make sure that you paint your wall register in a well ventilated area and make sure that you're a safe distance away from any appliance that could have a working pilot light.

In other words stay away from gas appliances. Some spray paints are highly flammable. Make sure that you read the directions before using anything, including spray paints.