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How to Hide Neon Sign Wires

There are many ways to hide neon sign wires.

You can hide neon sign wires similarly to how you would hide other wires in your home, such as TV wires. For example, you can hide them behind an object, tuck them inside or under one, or use an enclosure or cable cover. Another good solution is to turn a portion of the wall around the neon sign into a wall décor and hide it behind that.

Keep reading to learn more about different ways to hide neon sign wires.

Different Ways to Hide Neon Sign Wires

Hide the Wires behind the Sofa

Place a small table at the side if the outlet is beside a sofa. Then, bring the wire up from the outlet behind the table if the sign is above, or route it behind the sofa if it’s on the other side.

Put a Bookshelf in Front

Place or attach a bookshelf in front of the wires.

Hide the Wires behind a Basket

Put a basket in front of the wires to hide them or a rack with several baskets and flowers on it.

Tuck the Wires inside a Drawer

You can hide the wires inside a drawer and only let the single wire pass through to the neon sign.

Route the Wires under a Rug

A thick rug is ideal for hiding wires under them. But a thinner one will show the wire as a bump.

Wrap around the Plug

Use a plug for the neon sign to wrap excess wire around itself, as in the picture below.

Use Wall Decor

If you have a lot of wires, you can decorate the whole wall or a large portion of it, as in the example below. Simply hide the wires behind the décor.

A grass wall decor with neon lights

Disguising Solutions

If you find hiding your neon sign wires difficult, embrace them by making them look nicer.

For example, you can wrap them with ribbons or colorful fabric, use flowers, and tie them with zip ties or binder clips.

Use Binder Clips or Zip Ties

If the main problem is excess wire, turn it into a small bundle, bind it using binder clips or zip ties, and then cover it in another way.

Permanent Solutions

There are more permanent ways to hide neon sign wires if you’re willing to put in more effort and time.

One way to permanently hide neon sign wires is by embedding them inside the wall. Another is by using some enclosure and attaching it to the surface. The first will hide the wires completely from view, and the second will hide them inside the enclosure. You won’t see the wires, but the enclosure may be visible.

You can also use wireless neon signs instead, but here we’re discussing how to hide the wires of wired neon signs.

Embedding (Inside the Wall)

You will need to do drilling to embed wires inside the wall, cut it, and replaster it.

It’s best done when constructing the wall (concealed wiring), as the solution will be neater. But you can also do it afterward (chasing), although you will have to patch up the wall by replastering it.

Surface Mounting (Inside an Enclosure)

Various types of enclosures are available to help hide your wires.

It may be in the form of a conduit, raceway, tube, pipe, etc. You can make one using wood or buy a ready-made one in plastic, which you can easily cut to the required size. You can also paint them to match the wall or cover them with fabric.

You can attach adhesive types to the wall; otherwise, hammer them with nails or drill holes and use wall plugs and screws.

A person installing a white conduit on the wall to hide wire
Video | Echogear

Use a Cable Blanket

Use a cable blanket to pass the wires across the floor.

To use one, measure the length required, cut the cover to size [1], and clean the surface first [2]. Then, tear off the removable strip from its underside [3] and apply firm pressure while attaching one long edge, the right side, onto the floor [4]. Tuck the neon sign wires inside [5] and apply pressure on the other long edge [6] to secure it in place.

A series of images on how to use cable blanket to hide wires
Video | UT Wire

Although designed for floors, you can use these flexible covers on any concrete, stone, tile, vinyl, laminate, wood, and other surfaces. They are soft and flexible.


Video References:

Home with Marika – Interior Design

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