Screwgards (Glass Switch Plates not included)
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Glass switch plates are different than a standard plastic or metal switch plate cover, so find out why below.
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, 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 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 it 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 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 the 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.
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Telephone Jack installation on Glass Switch Plates, Acrylic, and Screwgard Gaskets Below
The telephone jack for all the glass and acrylic switch plates is always a 3/8th inch hole in the glass. Then the telephone plug in an almond color that is supplied has two peel-and-stick 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.
Information about the extra holes you might see