Can I patch abandoned box with cover on it?
I bought a brand new condo recently and while under construction I came here one day to check things out. Lo and behold, there was a huge bright red 'exit' sign complete with two flood lights fanned outward INSIDE my potential new condo above the front door to the outside world. I let out a quiet screech and said "that has to go".
The building developer/owner said the state required it to be there. Well there was no way it was going to remain for more than five minutes after I moved in. So I left it go.
On moving day, the exit light was all gone and there is a round blank plate above the door where it was. Of course the owner mis-interpreted the state inspector and corrected his error. That was wonderful !
Now, I am about to paint my new kitchen and I'd really like to remove the plate and patch the wall so the plate is no longer there.
The question is, can I do this??
Thank you, Donna