I completed a room remodel, and was ready to reinstall some multi-media speakers.  Their wires were unattractive, as they were covered with paint.  I used some shrink sleeves to encase the wires.  Shrink sleeves are tubes that will shrink when a little heat is applied (gently from a butane torch).  The photos below show the process.  A little extra time effort leads to a good looking final result.


Original speaker wires covered with paint.

The exposed stranded wire is easy to unravel.

Tinning the exposed ends of the wires to keep them secure.

Measuring the heat shrink sleeve.

A nice neat finished wire.

The competed job, a tidy installation.