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I've helped out on a few jobs recently where they required matching screws, silver and bronze coloured sockets are fine because they come with the matching screws. But now I've a customer who is wanting screws concealing in a white light switch when we rewire their house. Does anyone know where I can get screws with a white head? Or would you just use LDPE screw cover caps that push onto the screws after they are installed?
I've already agreed with the customer that we can reuse the existing sockets and plugs to keep the cost down.
 
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Jeez what's wrong with people? Does it really matter that the screws holding the light switch on are silver?
 
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paint or screw caps.
I've never used them before and can't find any photos of the finished look. Do you think uniscrew caps would be suitable for basic white sockets and light switches? Or would you use push-on screw covers?
 

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Paint the wall silver to match the screws. Or just tell them to get a grip
 

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Op, so So it's a full re wire, but using all existing accessories?
 
I have seen white powder coated screws before , think they might have been forbes and lomax or Hamilton litetstat

The issue with them thou is if aren't careful when tightening up you can start to see the brass screw underneath
 

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Unless i have read this incorrectly,the customers have specified the re-use of old,existing fittings,to save money....but feel it necessary to then specify a particular colour of screw?
Mmmmm,i would be afraid of this request,maybe being a way of testing just how far you can be stretched....and even elastic,finds it's limit...
 

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Just read the bit I missed first time round about reusing accessories to save pennies.
Crikey. If they can't afford new accessories they can't afford a rewire. Careful on this one.
 
Just read the bit I missed first time round about reusing accessories to save pennies.
Crikey. If they can't afford new accessories they can't afford a rewire. Careful on this one.
Yeah... but... some older accessories are far better made than the modern stuff... It's amazing what a Stanley knife blade and a white scourer can do to old face plates...
 

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