Make speaker wires disappear right on the wall or under the carpet with Sewell Adhesive Speaker Wire. This super-flat speaker wire can be used on almost any flat surface.
Perfect for running stereo signals across rooms, around corners, in automobiles, under flooring, or any situation where wires cannot be run through walls.
White backing allows wires to be simply attached and left uncovered, or it can be easily covered with paint, spackle, or flooring making the wire virtually invisible.
For an even cleaner install, we recommend using the Ghost Wire Terminal Block to connect the Ghost Wire to your regular speaker wire.
How to Terminate Ghost Wire
- Peel back the white backing about 1” and cut it off, exposing the adhesive and conductors.
- Trim away white covering in between and at the edges of the conductors.
- Remove the white covering from the opposite side of the conductor. It does not have adhesive between the conductor, and should leave a nice clean copper surface when removed.
- Fold the conductors 2-4 times, keeping the clean copper surface outwards.
- Insert the conductors into the Terminal Block (Sold Separately) and tighten the set screws.
- Insert your standard speaker cable in the other end of the terminal block and tighten the set screw.
How to Remove Bubbles from Ghost Wire
- Install the ghost wire onto a clean surface, pulling it tight as you do.
- Use a heat gun on low or hair dryer on high to heat the area where bubbles appear
- Smooth out the bubbles by rubbing back and forth over them. Use a glove if the heat is uncomfortable.
Running Ghost Wire Around Corners
We’ve had a lot of people ask us how to make 90° turns when running it along the floor.
- Run the cable along the edge of the wall with the adhesive side facing down
- Fold the cable back so the copper strips are facing up
- Fold the cable back down at a 45° angle, making a 90° turn
Mfg. Part Number
- SW-32985-25 25 ft. 2 Conductor
- SW-32985-50 50 ft. 2 Conductor
- SW-32985-100 100 ft. 2 Conductor
- SW-32986-25 25 ft. 4 Conductor
- SW-32986-50 50 ft. 4 Conductor
- SW-32986-100 100 ft. 4 Conductor
- Ghost Wire™ by Sewell
- .375" Width (each conductor)
- .5 mm thick (includes peel back layer, adhesive, and conductors)
- 16 AWG (2 conductor)
- 18 AWG (4 conductor)
- Pure Copper
- 2 Conductor or 4 Conductor
- White Jacket
- Rated up to 10 Amps
- Indoor Use
- Home Theater Surround Sound Speaker Wiring
- Low Voltage Stage Lighting
- 12 Volt Cabinet Lighting
- Security Access Control Wiring
Ghost Wire 2.0, Super Flat Adhesive Wire, 16 AWG (2 conductor) or 18 AWG (4 conductor), White
The wire would not stay stuck to my wall. I solved this by using Gorilla Glue spray adhesive. That worked well but is messy and a bit of extra work and an added expense. It really disappears if you paint over it with a pattern or faux finish. It is slightly visible on a single color wall. You could also spackle over it. I didn't go that far. Once up it works really well but know it may take some extra effort to get the results that you want.
I had to make a couple of 90 degree turns in a fairly short run, so that's the first problem. It takes a lot of mud to cover up and feather out one of those turns. Also I found I had to tape each side of the ghost wire since the initial mudding just cracked along either side of the wire; fiberglass tape works great for this BTW. So, bottom line, if you need to go through a lot of studs on a horizontal run, this will save you a lot of time. If you're going through just a couple stud and you have 90 degree turns, just cut the drywall. In any case, plan on taping on the edges of the wire and applying joint compound. I'll mention that I had a ton of bubbling in the tape and I followed the video on getting the tape smooth which worked okay but took a lot of time and I believe that may also have caused some of the joint compound cracking along the seams.
One other tip I'll mention and that's hiding the connector end inside a low voltage socket. It looks way cleaner and is very easy to do; then the wire is completely hidden if you do a good job on your taping; see photo.
I've attach three photos (I'm just getting done with the fourth touchup coat of mud) you'll see the size of the area to cover up and feather out a 90 degree turn, the left side low voltage socket with the ghost wire terminator inside the block (no wall plate on yet, since I obviously need to sand and paint), and finally the connector box exposed behind my TV and above my mantel. There is no way I'd want that connector sitting anywhere on an exposed wall which is why I experimented with the low voltage socket which worked great.
We're so sorry for all the trouble it took to set up the ghost wire! Feel free to contact us if there's anything we can do to help!
The adhesive backing is not smooth but rough. I would have preferred a smooth finish for my application. Other than that it works as described.
In theory the flat wire should make things easier. In practice though, it ended being a lot more trouble than it was worth to install the flat wire and hide it. This is because the wife would frequently pull off the walls and ceilings so I had to use glue, and then you have to spackle and paint which I am definitely not a pro at. In the end after putting the wire up and finally getting it to stay after gluing, I ended up ripping it down and going a different route because spackling and painting ended up being work than I wanted to do. The wire frequently coming up in several areas also made it hard to keep a smooth surface since it would bubble and shift.
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