Get a finished look with wall plate depth extender rings that hide edges on protruding electrical boxes and fix gaps caused by electrical devices with bulky wiring. Stack these 1/8" acrylic spacer gaskets to cover deeper gaps - 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", etc. - to create extra deep wall plates.
Decorative Stackable Hard Spacer Gaskets Will Neatly Finish Edges
Use these decorative hard plastic spacers behind standard and oversized light switch outlet covers to get a finished look under wallplate edges.
Hide the edges of exposed electrical boxes in shallow external walls where you can't use a standard depth wall box.
Use under wall plates after removing paneling that reveals the sides of wall boxes.
Fix gaps caused by mismatched drywall thickness and electrical box depth.
Fill the space around modern smart home devices that have bulky wiring that prevent them from being completely seated in the junction box (be sure to use with fire safety box extenders if electrical devices are not fully seated in the box)
Create a square edge on totally flat stone, forged metal, mirrored acrylic, or glass light switch covers to get a better fit. Wall plates cut from these solid materials typically are completely flat with no recessed area on the back nor beveling along the edges. Adding a depth ring will keep out dust and dirt.
Problem: There's a gap between your switch plate cover and the wall.
Cause #1: Electrical Box Sticks Out
Your electrical box might not sit flush with the wall surface.
When boxes protrude out of the wall, there will be a gap between the plate & the wall once the plate is installed.
This happens when you remove wall paneling or tile that the box was pulled forward to sit flush with.
Solution:Buy deep plates (with a deeper edge bevel) that reach back farther around the box's protruding edges. Or, stack decorative depth filler rings (sold above) underneath your standard cover.
Cause #2: Device Too Big for Electrical Box You may have replaced an old device (such as an electrical outlet) with a newer, bulkier one (like a GFCI outlet). If your electrical box is too shallow to accommodate the bulkier device, it will stick out.