Paneling around Fire Sprinklers
From contributor T:
Talk to a distributor for sprinklers. Way back when I used to install acoustical ceiling and we had brass and chrome rings we would slip around them. I was working for someone else, so I don't know where we got them.
From contributor E:
If the budget would allow it I would look into getting recessed heads installed. Then you could (assuming it meets whatever codes) either use a small veneer cap or have the cap painted to match the woodwork.
From contributor A:
First off, you can not just paint sprinkler covers (of the concealed type). They need to be painted by the manufacturer of the head and it is usually expensive - $500 or so. Second, the paneling has to be relatively thin as not to bury the sprinkler head. The head has a trim ring of some sort. If this doesn't fit on properly, you are rendering the head useless. Look up the head at the manufacturer's website for a picture of a properly installed head. But no, you can't just rig a cover. If it is semi-recessed, you can paint the inner donut and ring, just not the head.
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