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Installing Around Switches and Outlets

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Hi, I'm Shelbe and I'm the packaging team lead at Stikwood.

Tools You'll Need
Pencil
Tape Measure
Screwdriver
Utility Knife
Step 1
Turn Breaker Off

Since you are working with electric, it is important to turn off the electricity to the outlet or switch that you're working around. To ensure that the power is all the way off, go to your breaker and flip the switch to the room you're working in.

Step 2
Remove Face Plate

Remove face plate by loosening screws and pull switch out ½ inch away from the wall.

Step 3
Loosen Switch Screws

Using a screwdriver, loosen the screws on the switch.

Step 4
Place a Spacer

Place 1/2” plastic or wood spacer between switch and wall. You can also use a scrap piece of Stikwood.

Step 5
Determine Cuts

Determine where to cut Stikwood by marking where your notch will be and mark your cross cut.

Step 6
Cut Stikwood to Measurements

Cut Stikwood to match measurements using a utility knife or any of the other tools shown. Before removing the adhesive strips, dry fit your piece around the switch. Install planks until all four sides of the outlet are covered.

Step 7
Install Faceplate After Application

Place screws back into switch to install and then install faceplate of switch to finish. Depending on your switch or outlet, there is a possibility that you may need longer screws to install.

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