With a four-year old and a one-year old running around my house, I have to be very vigilant about my outlets. I had enough outlet plug covers from my old house to cover most of the living and kitchen areas, but that doesn't cover everything. Until recently it hasn't been that big of a deal. My son (four-year old) never really messed with the outlets. He would pull cords out of the wall but that was because he wanted the cords. My daughter however is your typical baby and pulls the cords but also tries to shove other things into the outlets. She mostly is in the kitchen and living room, but has started venturing into other areas of the house now that she can crawl easily and stands up with the furniture.
Originally I saw a promotion for COVERPLUG on Tomoson that I signed up for but happened to be for Canada only. I was so excited about the review that I completely ignored the location. Thankfully, they offered one to the US which I am happily a part of. The COVERPLUG is designed to cover the entire outlet, not just one plug. If you have outlets that are not used on regular basis, these are perfect. They plug in and cover the ENTIRE outlet. They fit snug and go flush to the actual outlet. You can even paint them to match your walls so you camouflage your outlets from prying little fingers.
We don't use the dining room a lot and I have two plugs that are easily seen underneath the windows. I received two COVERPLUGs so I knew exactly where to put them. They come in a white color which I find nice to look at. They break up the emptiness of the wall. Of course I wanted to check out all the features of the COVERPLUG though, so I went to paint them to match my walls. Unfortunately, the red in my dining room is one color of paint that the previous owner did not leave behind. So I cannot report of the painting option of the covers, but I can tell you that the material they are made out of has a porous feel which means that paint should soak into nicely. I feel confident that they will hold paint very well. For now, we are actually enjoying having them white since the molding and chair rails are white in that room.
Paintable Electrical Outlet Cover
The COVERPLUG™ is a durable, molded, and paintable plastic panel that plugs right into an electrical socket to cover the entire outlet. This innovative outlet cover is held securely in place by posts on the back that align with the ground openings and require no tools for installation or removal. They are made in the USA and use a specially designed plastic that is easily paintable to match your wall color. The COVERPLUG™ is an excellent child proofing product.
The COVERPLUG™ serves two main functions:
Creates a physical and visual barrier between your family and electrical outlets.
Covers unsightly outlets and makes them virtually disappear!
For a safer home and seamless walls, the COVERPLUG™ is the only option!