How do I cover almond-colored light switches with white covers?

by Jan

I have some switches that the previous owner covered with white covers which still left the almond switches and/or almond toggle switch showing. I read there is a cover that will cover up the almond without changing out the almond switches. Where can these be obtained. I could not find them at Home Depot, or Amazon online

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 13, 2020


    Would this be the light switch cover that you were looking for? Almond toggle switch and matching almond cover plate?

    I’m not sure the last time I saw them in the hardware store, the last time I was looking I wanted dark brown ones and they were tricky to find. Hope you find a purchasing solution soon to make your switch and plate uniform.

  • Midge Midge on Jan 13, 2020

    Home Depot has covers in almond or white. Cheap $

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jan 13, 2020
    I talked to an electrician friend and he has never heard of a cover for the actual toggle. Only way is to replace the switch.

    You can always use an artist brush and paint it it white. I'd use oil based to make it more durable. Just get a small jar at a craft store. Good luck with your project.

  • William William on Jan 13, 2020

    Kelli is right. Nothing just to cover the toggles. You would need to replace the complete switch. You can paint them. Acrylic craft paint for plastic, enamel paint for plastic models, even white nail polish.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jan 14, 2020

    Perhaps the article was referring to light switch toggle covers that function more as a safety guards. Examples below.

  • I don't know that you'll get the results you were hoping for, but I would replace them all so that they're the color you want. Painting them could be a long and dangerous job.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jan 14, 2020

    we found the almond covers at Home Depot in the electrical dept with light switches, etc. Lowes carries them too - hope this helps you out

    the almond covers are really cheap to buy and I have seen them at dollar tree as well

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 14, 2023

    Hi Jan, you can get a good solid enamel paint to make them match the cover plate. First set up a flashlight/battery lantern in the room you are working in. Then turn off the power before starting, take off the plate by removing the screw(s) that hold it on. put painter's tape over the wiring around the toggle, then paint the toggles to match the plate, remove the painter tape carefully before they dry. Let dry completely, then reassemble by putting the plate back on and turn the power back on. It is possible, if you are very careful, to do this without turning off the power. Hope this helps you out.