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How to Cover a Speaker Cabinet With Black Vinyl

Updated February 21, 2017

Your tastes in music are as individual as you are. Thus, there's no reason why your speakers should look the same as everybody else's. Covering your speaker cabinets in black vinyl not only distinguishes them from all the other speakers on store shelves, but the vinyl makes your speaker look tough and chic, like you're getting ready to play or listen to some serious rock. You don't need to be terribly handy or an experienced designer to transform your speakers in this way.

Measure the width of a speaker's cabinet. Write this measurement down. Measure the length of all sides of the cabinet except for the back and write then down then add them up.

Cut a piece of black vinyl that is as wide as the width measurement you took and as long as the total of the side lengths, except for the back side. Set aside this piece of vinyl.

Measure the width and length of the back side of the speaker and cut out a piece of black vinyl that matches these dimensions exactly.

Cover the front of the speaker in a piece of newspaper and tape it in place. Spray the top side and right and left side with a strong spray adhesive.

Place one end of your long piece of vinyl at the bottom of the right side of the speaker cabinet. Wrap the vinyl up the side, along the top and down the left side, pressing and smoothing it in place.

Flip the speaker over so that you expose the bottom. Spray this end with adhesive spray and press the remaining vinyl against it.

Spray the back section of the speaker's cabinet with your adhesive and press the final rectangle of vinyl against this panel.

Smooth out any remaining wrinkles in the vinyl. Allow all the glue to dry overnight before moving or touching the speaker. Repeat the steps if you have multiple speakers.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Vinyl
  • Scissors
  • Spray adhesive glue
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About the Author

Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."