Instructions

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Instructions for using your Chic Mouldings, and fitting your Light Switch Surrounds

 

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Sticking.

 *If your using on an unpainted piece, Just stick it directly onto a clean smooth area.

*If your piece is already painted, just give the area a light key before applying.

*DO NOT stick directly onto chalk paint. The glue will react with the chalk paint & they will fall off! Always make sure you seal if first, then give a light key & then stick.


*We recommend you use a 2 part Cyanacrylate glue to attach your mouldings  You can purchase it here

You can also use a hot glue gunNo Nails or superglue for an instant fix.


*If you want to use PVA wood glue, tape into position whilst drying, leave for a few hours.

 

Bending.


*DO NOT TRY TO BEND YOUR MOULDING STRAIGHT OUT OF THE PACKET! It needs to be warmed up to allow it to become flexible. You can heat in a microwave for a few seconds to soften. *Do not overheat! *

 


*You can also use a hairdryer to warm it up, and gently mould into desired shape.


*Secure with masking tape whilst drying, Remove tape when dry, the shape of your applique should now be set.

Painting.

*Apply 1-2 coats of paint with a soft paint brush after you attach your item to your project. You can also use spray can paints too!


*Some may have air bubbles due to heavy details. These can be filled with filler, if needed, before painting. But paint does cover lots of these tiny ones.

Where to use your Chic Mouldings


*You mouldings can be used on anything, inside or out!! If you wish to use outside, just use exterior glue & paint, or a coat of clear varnish.

Fitting Your Light Switch Surrounds

Note: If you are in any doubt or unsure regarding the location of your fuse board or how to isolate the lighting fuse or circuit breaker it may be advisable to contact an electrical professional. 
However 9 times out of 10 this is a very simple and straightforward task that can be accomplished in just a few minutes.

**Please only attempt to fit your light switch surround if you are confident that you are able to isolate the power supply to your light switch as we cannot be held liable for any personal injury claims or claims for compensation due to user error. **

And want you to enjoy your new Chic Mouldings light switch surround so please follow the simple instructions for fitting your new surround.

First of all, for your safety please isolate the power to the lighting circuit. This can usually be done by switching off the circuit breaker for your lighting circuit on your main fuse board.

If you are unable to locate the fuse for your lighting it may be necessary to call in an electrical professional, however most modern fuse boards are clearly marked and easily switched off.

Once you are happy that you have isolated the power to your light fitting you will need to remove the screws on either side of the light switch. 

Once you had done this the light switch should be easily detached from the wall. If you find that the light switch is slightly stuck you should gently pry one corner to release it from the wall. 

Without detaching the wires you should now be able to slip the light switch through the centre of the light switch surround holding the light switch at a diagonal angle to the frame so that you are sliding the switch through from corner to corner. Once you’ve done this re- align the switch and reinsert the two screws that hold the light switch in place.

Switch the power back on and test that the lights work as they should.

If everything works fine ` You’re done! If for some reason the lights don’t work, re-­isolate the power supply, remove the switch once more and ensure that no wires have worked loose during the fitting procedure.

If you have any further questions, please email us at hello@chicmouldings.com

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