Why Glass Switch Plates need some special attention to install correctly
on your tile backsplash.
NEW SCREWGARD INVENTION is now available FOR CLEAR AND MIRRORED GLASS in many configurations for an EASY INSTALLATION for painting the gaskets or using the Screwgard gasket with a mirrored switch plate to get that as close to the back of the wall as possible. Remember, glass is flat on the backsides, and the Screwgard gasket will get the glass switch plate (mirrored, or clear, or frosted) as far back to the wall as possible.
How to install using the new Screwgard Gasket.
1. First remove the blue plastic film by peeling a corner, and pulling it off. The blue film is to protect the paintable side as to keep it clean before you paint that side of the Screwgard gasket.
2.You can use spray paint with several light coats, and let dry in between coats. Or, brush on the paint, and latex paint is the easiest to work with for a brushing application, and again, several light coats.
3.Then after the paint is thoroughly dried on the painted side of the Screwgard gasket, place the gasket in the back of the glass switch, so you can see the color through the glass. No painting of the glass is needed with this gasket.
4. If you are using a color template, which is a cutout piece of colored card stock, cut to the exact configuration as the glass switch plate cover, and available in many colors. This is to eliminate all painting required.
5.Then place all the two or three pieces together (Glass switch plate & painted Screwgard gasket, or if using a color template, put the Glass switch plate, the color template in back, and then the Screwgard gasket, and then carefully place them onto the electrical receptacle, and insert the screws supplied through the glass switch plate front, and very carefully tighten the screws to the receptacle, but do not OVER-TIGHTEN the screws to the receptacle in the wall. This is glass, so tighten gently. It’s easy.
If you are having problems with installation, we have all the configurations available now. You can call 800-260-1181.
Telephone Jack installation on Glass Switch Plates, Acrylic, and Screwgard Gaskets Below
Take off the blue plastic foil...................then peel and stick the telephone plug on the backside after wiring.
The telephone jack for all the glass and acrylic switch plates is always a 3/8 th inch hole in the glass. Then the telephone plug in an almond color that is supplied has two peel and strip pieces of sticky paper on one side of the new telephone plug, which you peel and stick on the BACKSIDE of the glass, and you have to line it up so the telephone jack cord can go through that hole on the front of the glass to plug into the new telephone jack positioned on the backside of the glass, acrylic, or the Screwgard paintable gasket. This new almond color jack is to replace whatever you have on the wall, and it is color-matched to attach the same color wires (Red-Green-Black-White, etc.) coming out of the wall to the new telephone jack on the backside of the glass switch plates. Now, this mounting of the new telephone jack on the backside of the glass should be done AFTER the glass plate has been painted on the backsides to the color of your choosing.
These are our new Switchgard Paintable Gaskets
and Glass Switch Plates are NOT INCLUDED. TO ORDER GLASS SWITCH PLATES CLICK HERE
Clear/Painted Goes behind the Glass
ColorTemplates in 8 Custom Colors available now
See our new Color Templates Here
Must-see videos for you to see on how to install the electrical receptacles for all switch plates on your glass backsplash:
Also, this one is interesting:
Please read this for some additional information before you place your order, 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 backsides, 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 standard gasket is about 1/8th inch clear acrylic and almost disappears when installed correctly and allows 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 instructions by scrolling down this page for more information.
How to match a complimentary custom color paint for your clear glass switch plates to match your backsplash and use a custom spraypaint:
NEW SCREWGARD INVENTION is now available FOR CLEAR AND MIRRORED GLASS in many configurations for an EASY INSTALLATION
How to install using the new Screwgard.
1. Place the Screwgard gasket in the back of the glass switch plate (if you are installing a clear plate, paint
the flat side of the Screwgard the desired color first).
2. Now, just screw the glass switch plate and the Screwgard to the receptacle in the wall. It’s that easy!
So, if you are having problems with installation, we will have all the configurations available
very soon. You can call 800-260-1181
Glass Mirrored/Frosted Glass/Jeweled Tone, and Clear Glass Sizes
|One gang switchplates
(Singles-A, Single Outlets-B, Single Groundfaults-F, Single Blanks, etc.)
| 3 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" high
|Two gang switchplates
(Doubles-C, Combo's-D, Double Groundfaults-K, Double blanks, etc.)
| 5 1/4" wide by 5 1/4" high
|Three gang switchplates
(Triples-E, Triple Groundfaults-J, Groundfault/Double Switch-Q, etc.)
| 7 1/4" wide by 5 1/4" high
|Four gang switchplates
(Quad Switches-L, Outlet Cover/Triple Switch-O, etc.)
| 9" wide by 5 1/4" high
|Five gang switchplates
(5-Switch-5S, 5-Groundfault/Rocker-5 GF/R)
| 11" wide by 5 1/4" high
|Six gang switchplates
(6-Switch-6S, 6-Groundfault/Rocker-6 GF/R)
| 12 5/8" wide by 5 1/4" high
- Here are some directions for painting the backsides of these beautifully constructed beveled clear glass switch plates to match your decor.
All switchplates include screws. For switchplate measurements, 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 on this page on our website click here.
All our glass switchplates are referred to as a mid-sized part. They are a bit larger than the standard size, but not oversized. All Beveled Glass switchplates include screws. For switchplate sizing, please click here.
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 backside 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 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.