A backpainted glass backsplash looks great
A backpainted glass backsplash might sound exotic, but they’re actually very easy to make. They’re also easy to install and they’ll look great for years. Cleaning is one of the big advantages of using a backpainted glass backsplash. Because the painted surface is installed facing the wall, the paint stays protected. The glass surface is easy to clean and sanitize, using ordinary household cleaners.
Unlike porous painted surfaces (like plaster), the glass surface will look great for years. Painted surfaces, on the other hand, have to be cleaned regularly with cleaners that won’t harm the paint. Painted surfaces are also susceptible to staining, scratches, delamination and fading.
Glass is inexpensive to buy and easy to work with. Although glass can be heavy, you can work with a very thin glass sheet. Simply paint one side of the glass with Glassprimer™ glass paint and wait for the surface to dry. Add coats to achieve the desired color result. Once the paint is dry, flip the glass so the painted surface faces the wall, and install the glass using neutral-cure silicone adhesive.
The adhesive will not show through the painted surface and the results look outstanding. You can literally choose any color you like. Glassprimer™ can be tinted to match the paint palette of any major paint manufacturer. That means you can use glass paint on the glass surfaces, and ordinary paint on walls, floors and trim. The perfect color match means that your backpainted glass backsplash will look right at home!
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