Paintable Beveled Clear Glass

Paintable Beveled Clear Glass
A customer sent this to us and they love the product. Close up image of Beveled clear glass Painted glass switch plates to match glass tiles Cut out a picture and place it behind the glass switch plates for your own creation. You could have the tiles go over the box in the wall and place the clear beveled glass right over the tile for a terrific design. Check out this cool look!!!!!
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SKU Paintable Beveled Clear Glass
 
Our price: $10.87
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Step 1: NEW FEATURE! Choose all the quantities of the configurations in one step, then click the Add to Cart button, it's as easy as 1-2-3
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A. Single Switch (SS) A. Single Switch (SS) $10.87
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B. Outlet Cover (OC) 2 oval shaped holes B. Outlet Cover (OC) 2 oval shaped holes $10.87
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C. Double Switch (DS) C. Double Switch (DS) $15.87
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D. Combo Switch (CS) D. Combo Switch (CS) $15.87
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E. Triple Switch (TS) E. Triple Switch (TS) $20.87
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F. Groundfault/Rocker (GF) F. Groundfault/Rocker (GF) $13.87
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G. Double Switch/Outlet Cover G. Double Switch/Outlet Cover $23.87
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H. Groundfault/Single Switch (GFSS) H. Groundfault/Single Switch (GFSS) $20.87
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I. Double Outlet Cover 4 oval shaped holes I. Double Outlet Cover 4 oval shaped holes $17.87
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J. Triple Groundfault/Rocker (TGF) J. Triple Groundfault/Rocker (TGF) $29.87
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K. Double Groundfault/Rocker (DGF) K. Double Groundfault/Rocker (DGF) $18.87
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L. Quad Switch (QS) L. Quad Switch (QS) $31.87
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M. Groundfault/Double Toggle M. Groundfault/Double Toggle $18.87
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N. Quad Groundfault/Rocker (QGF) N. Quad Groundfault/Rocker (QGF) $39.87
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Q. Groundfault/Double Switch Q. Groundfault/Double Switch $24.87
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R. Modular Telephone Jacks switchplate with telephone hardware R. Modular Telephone Jacks switchplate with telephone hardware $24.87
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S. Single Blank clear glass switchplates S. Single Blank clear glass switchplates $10.87
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Single size gasket (may be needed) 3 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" high Single size gasket (may be needed) 3 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" high $4.00
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Double size gasket (May be needed) 5 1/4" wide by 5 1/4" high Double size gasket (May be needed) 5 1/4" wide by 5 1/4" high $5.00
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Triple size gasket (May be needed)  7 1/4" wide by 5 1/4" high Triple size gasket (May be needed) 7 1/4" wide by 5 1/4" high $6.00
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Quad size gasket (May be needed)  9" wide by 5 1/4" high Quad size gasket (May be needed) 9" wide by 5 1/4" high $7.00
 
 
 
Please read this before you place your order on how to install these glass switch plates, it's important!
 
You might need a gasket with your glass switch plates.  If the plug or switch in the wall is sticking out too far, the glass switch plate may not fit snug against the wall.  Since all glass switchplates are flat on the backsides, our gaskets peel and stick to the outer edges of the back sides, and let the plug or switch extend into the plate and let the glass plate fit snug against the wall for the best desired appearance.
 
The gaskets at about 1/8th inch clear acrylic, and almost disappear when installed correctly and allow the glass switch plate to fit tight against the wall.  In some cases, you may need two gaskets.  They are available in 4 sizes for the 1-2-3-4 gang switch plates.  Please review the installation instuctions by scrolling down this page for more information.
 

How to install glass switchplates

There are a few things to think about, and the first is that glass switch plates are flat on the back sides.
There are two ways to attach this glass product to your receptacles, and you will see diagrams of both ways to do this below.  So, choose which one is the best for your situation. In the first figure we are going to use a duplex receptacle. Some have two screws and some only have one screw, but all the switches and receptacles work with the same method.  Please follow these directions and your glass switchplates installation will be a breeze.
Figure 1 – With use of an Acrylic Gasket
glass switchplates when using acrylic gasket
Figure 2- With use of Plastic shims
glass switchplates when using plastic shims
  1. Let’s start by turning off the electric to that switch or outlet, and removing the existing plate from the wall, and unscrew the electrical receptacle with the mounting screws. Then carefully pull the receptacle out of the box to give yourself some room to make the following adjustments below in section 2 to section 7, but make sure the power is off to that receptacle before you start pulling it out of the box.
  2. Check to make sure that the facing surface of the conduit box fixture in the wall is flush with the wall, and secure that glass plate to the fixture.
  3. If the box in the wall is recessed, you must install the screw spacer (Steps 4-7). Otherwise by tightening the screws, you will pull the glass plate into the box in the wall, and this will cause it to crack or break.
  4. Measure the recessed distance from the front wall surface to the conduit box flange.
  5. Cut the plastic screw spacer at the measured length and install on the top and bottom mounting screws behind the flanges of the electrical fixture. (See the illustration above).
  6. Now with the spacers attached, then place the electrical fixture back in the conduit box in the wall and affix it to the conduit box. You might want to put a piece of electrical tape over the heads of the conduit box mounting screws, as they could be resting on the back side of the glass switch plate, and might take the reflective paint off the back if they are touching too hard.
  7. Hold the glass plate up to the electrical fixture and check to make sure the fixture is fitting flush against to back of the glass switchplate. If it is not, the glass switchplate may bend in and break when you tighten it to the electrical fixture.
  8. Remember that the glass switchplate is flat on the back side unlike a normal switch plate which has a concaved back, and the receptacle may no come all the way out to the front of the glass switchplate, and this is normal, as the glass in beveled for easy access to the plug or switch.
  9. If the glass switch plate does not bump up against the wall because your box in the wall me be out too far, you may need an inexpensive acrylic spacer plate that takes up the distance between the wall and the back of the glass switch plate.
  10. This may all sound complicated, but it’s really not, so take you time and your glass switchplates will look great for years to come.
  11. You may also want to choose any of the  mirrored accessories for your project for that special touch.
    How to install glass switchplates correctly, and you will be a happy customer.
  12. Take your time and do it right, like these customers who have sent us photos of their kitchens and baths with great success, so see our Photo Gallery below with some great ideas for you to read about.
     
    Glass Switch Plates Photo Gallery
    All these images are from our customers! 
    A work in progress
    Started 9-1-2013

    Call Arnev Products, Inc. 800-260-1181 to order, and send your glass switch plate images to lee@arnev.com
     
    From Diane:
    We really love our glass outlet plate covers. In fact the covers really inspired our design. I did not like the way most plate covers
    stuck out like a sore thumb. We love the way we were able to hide ours in the design, after all we wanted the glass tiles to be the focal
    point not the electrical outlets! So keep that in mind when you look at the pictures, it is hard to see all 4 of our outlets!
    I get compliments from everyone who sees them, thank you so much for helping us achieve the design we wanted. I loved them so much
    I mentioned them on my card making blog too! We will be back again soon for more! Thanks, the post where I mentioned
    Best. Diane 
     
     
     
     
    From: Sherry Blevins, Charlotte, North Carolina
    My new glass tiles were so beautiful that I couldn't bear the thought of putting those cheap plastic outlet covers back on.
    After a thorough online search, I found these awesome glass covers. After a trip to the hardware store I was able to match the color of the tiles,
    so I painted the backs with a roller. All that I had to pay for was the roller and the paint sample which was only a few dollars.
    I thought I would have to spray paint, but the roller worked just fine. The look is high end and has received many compliments from guests.
    A word of caution though, the camera that they typically use to match paint colors wouldn't work on glass because of the flash,
    so I had to eyeball it. Luckily, it worked out great! Thank you Arnev for the great product!
     
     
    Check out what Hunted Interior said about our products:
    A beveled glass switch plate!!  Swoon.  It just adds to the glamour of this little room.  And I think it was totally worth the $11 price tag!
     
     
    You must read how these were created by Kathy Spinella: 
    I am very pleased with the clear beveled glass switch plate covers that I purchased for my kitchen.
    Both the quality and customer service was excellent. 
    I have a glass backsplash and wanted my switches and plugs to blend in with the glass.  I took a photo of my backsplash to scale
    and used it beneath the switch plate. Tip: laminate the photo if it is near the sink to prevent the photo from bleeding in case it gets wet.
    Thank you, Kathy Spinella
     
     
    From: Judy Bunch, Charlottesville, VA
    In our Asian inspired kitchen we used Japanese Chiyogami paper.  Your glass switch plates were the perfect solution for us
    as we could not find anything off the shelf that we liked for our new kitchen.  
    We bought the switch plates before we figured out what we were going to do with them
    and tried several ideas before finally deciding on the Chiyogami paper. 
     
     
     
    From: Judy Averitte
     
     
    From: Pam Engel, Great Falls, Virginia
    (but originally from Wisconsin!)
    My backsplash tiles are an Italian crackled glass tile.  My goal in finding the right cover plates was to be able
    to duplicate the color of the tile and the crackle finish.  The Arnev product provided the perfect solution! 
     
    I applied a crackle glaze to the back of the cover plates and then paint. that matched the color of the tile.  When they dried,
    it was as if they had be custom made for my kitchen.
     
    The glass makes the switch plates shine like the tiles.  The color is perfect since it was customized.  
    And because the switch plate face is glass,  they are very easy to keep clean.  Take a look yourself.
    Many visitors have asked about where to get them and have been happy to direct those that have inquired to Arnev.
    Yours truly...a very satisfied customer,
     
     
    From: Jeanette Damato, New York:  I ordered your glass switch plates for the glass back splash in my new kitchen.
    I found the closest color match, painted the back, and the result is a seamless look.
    I couldn't picture  any better solution!
     
     
    Special link to please check out with one of our customers at SodaGlassUSA Photo Gallery 
    and see what they do with our clear glass switch plates for their customers.
    It's stunning!
     
     
    From: Theresa King and she said:
    I painted mine to match my glass tile.
     
     
    From: Tara A. Waits,   CAPS
    Design and Project Coordinator
    Cell 253.241.9809  

      tara@phaseii.net
    They are in the backsplash - we backpainted it with a coordinating color from the glass tile.

     
     
    From: Brian Cartel of Castle Glass LLC, Omaha, NE
    The glass switch plates are used with our custom color backsplash glass.
     
     
     
    From: Ron Sumners, Melbourne Florida.  I back painted the plated to match the backsplash tile.

     
     
    The plates worked out perfect for us! I was able to match the paint to our backsplash tile perfectly. We get many positive comments about it. Thanks!
    Shelley from Charlotte, NC
     

    From: Clint Hopkins at Lucid Glass Studio.  Attached is an example of where we used your plates.
     

     
    From: gmcclure5@suddenlink.net.  Back side painted to match glass tile
     
     
    From: Cathy Zion.  The painted switch plates matched great with our glass tile backsplash.  I gave our tile store your website address. Thanks !

     
     
    From: Suzanne Miceli, Carrollton, Georgia
    Kitchen: matched switch plate by painting a piece of poster board to match glass taupe subway tiles and placing it behind the plate.
    Looks perfect and blends seamlessly. Thanks!

     
     
    From: Sonja Pinero
     
     
    From: Lori Haug
     
     
      From Anabela Vendas:  Here are three pictures of the clear glass switch plates I purchased from you. 
    I spray painted the back in a coordinating color to enhance the tiled backsplash.
     
     
    Attached are pictures of our switch plates.  Jerry Kinneman at Heavy Lux back-painted the glass with metallic aluminum-colored paint. 
    Then he back-painted the switch plates to match. 
    (I was not going to allow "matching" plastic switch plate covers as was suggested, so when i found your covers I was thrilled.)
    Thank you again for this wonderful product.
    Karee Weber
     
     
    From Terry Barrow
    We have a room in our home we have decorated as a cartoon room. We have drawn and painted cartoons on the wall. 
    We used the glass outlet plates by placing cartoons from the paper behind them.
    We laminated the paper and cut to size.  Here is one example.
     
     
    From Bianca Conti in Baltimore, MD.
    The glass plates were easily matched at a local paint store with the
    tile and easily installed by my contractor Winner Construction. Great product!
     
     
                                                From Judy Collins of Dallas Texas                                         
    Close up image of Beveled clear glass A customer sent this to us and they love the product.
     
    From Elizabeth Mangum
     
     
    from Janet Hoover in California and she said: I painted the back to match the tile as I wanted covers to blend rather than stand out.
     
     
    From: Mary Hammond, and she said: I painted a gold stencil on the back and mounted it with a white paper backing.
    Looks great!
     
     
    From: Kelly Martin, Buffalo, NY
     
     
    Jo Ann Piazza Naples, Florida She said: Here is the finished product using your clear glass switch plates.  Perfect look.
     
     
    From Sandi Elwell from Illinois and she said:  I painted the back of all the outlet covers with black spray paint for glass so they would blend in with my black glass backsplash. Sandi Elwell, Illinois
     
     
    From Lucy Pellegrino of Massapequa, NY.  These worked out great. I had a sample size container of paint custom mixed at Home Depot to match my glass tile. I painted the back of the glass plates with a few light coats of paint. I really like how they turned out.
     
     
    From: Dana Brewer. Tuscaloosa, Al. Love your products!! Beautiful!
    I am so glad I found your website when looking for these swithplates. My husband painting them and I think it is a perfect match for my backsplash.
     
     
    From:  The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Designers: Albemarle Contractors, Inc. P.O. Box 14 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
    (252) 261-1080 Fax (252) 261-9080 www.albemarlecontractors.com
     
     
    From:
    Donna Wakeley
    She said:  Attached are two photos of switch plates that I did for my Granddaughter's bedroom.  

    She is three and loves purple, princesses and Minnie Mouse.  My daughter purchased a Minnie Mouse bed linen set that had a bedskirt that was black with white polka dots.  I converted the bedskirt to window valences and then painted the switchplates to match.  

    I laid the polka dot material down on my table, face up.  Then I positioned the glass switchplate on top of the material, face down.  I then used white acrylic paint  and a small, round paintbrush to match the white polka dots. (It was quite easy to see them clearly through the glass plate).  I waited 30 minutes then painted the entire back surface of the plate with black acrylic paint.  After about an hour, I sprayed the back of the plate with a clear coat acrylic paint to set everything.
     
     
     
    Images from:  Carol Sobol of Dallas, Texas
    I painted the switches by mixing white and a bit of grey.  The backsplash is glass bubble tiles with a grout made with white crystal crushed glass. 
    Thank you for asking me to share. Hope you like!
     
     
    From: Diane Fiveash of San Angelo, Texas
    She said: I painted the glass with metallic colored nail polish that matched the colors in the glass tile. I wanted the colors to look muted so I used non acetone polish remover and a paint brush to thin the polish down. 
     
     
    From:  Sandra Teach
    She said:  The glass plates are great, now you need to invent one that will protect the socket, but still be able to tile over! Thanks,Sandie
     
     
    Leslie Glick - California
     
     
    Hi Lee,
    I've decided thus far to leave the glass unpainted.  I like the subtle sense of behind the scenes look. 
    In the future I might add further camoflauge.  ( :  I really like the backplates and stainless front labels. 
    Good luck with the millions of photos you're going to receive!
    David Maerzke
     
     
    Image from Debra Miller and she wrote: 
    Who knew that you can have spray paint done to match your back splash glass? We did at Sherwin Williams.
    I painted the back of the glass plates and you can barely see them.
     
     
    From: Elizabeth in Florida
     
     
    From: Laurie Simon and she says they love them
     
     
    Send us your images to lee@arnev.com
    We would love to see our Clear Beveled Glass Switch Plates in your home.
     
     
    For years our customers at Arnev Products, Inc. have sent us images of the finished project to show us how great our switch plates, floor boxes, cabinet hardware and other products worked in their homes or offices.  We have now put together a “Photo Gallery” for all our customers to see what and how some of these products were used and perhaps give other customers some new or fresh ideas as to how they to could use these products. 
     
    We think this is a great idea with our beveled clear glass switch plates.  They are simply spectacular with the beautiful glass back splashes that are very popular for the kitchen or bath room.  There are many home shows on TV that are always showing glass back splashes in the construction projects for new or renovated homes, so we are also introducing our clear glass switch plates to these tile companies and contractors to showcase and enhance their tile projects..
     
    Here are some directions for painting the back sides of these beautifully constructed beveled clear glass switch plates to match your decor.
All switchplates include screws.  For switchplate measurments, please click here.
 
Real Beveled Glass Switchplates in High-Gloss Glass. Available in 15 configurations.  If you need CAT5, Cable TV, Tel, or any other low voltage device, we use our low voltage housings that fit into our letter F style switchplate opening and you can see them at this page on our website click here
 
All our glass switch plates are referred to as a mid-sized part. They are a bit larger than the standard size, but not over-sized. All Beveled Glass switchplates include screws. For switchplate sizing, please  click here.
How to install a glass switch plate cover without breaking it, click here:   "Beveled Glass Switchplates Installation" 
Beveled Clear Paintable Glass Light Switchplates. It's a great alternative when you are having trouble matching existing paint or wallpaper colors.  Or make a custom glass switchplate for your glass backsplash in your kitchen or bath.  By painting the back side of the glass, you get the translucent appearance of glass tiles.  You can choose your own color to mix or match with this  do-it-yourself process 
 
We suggest using an oiled based paint.  To see our directions for painting these switchplates yourself, see our  "  View Detailed Images" link, above on this page.  And, it's easy. 

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