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Metal Backsplash

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This is a metal backsplash above the gas range. The only thing missing is a vent hood to capture all the greasy vapors. This column was SO GOOD that I shared with the 31,000 subscribers who read my opens in a new windowMarch 28, 2018 AsktheBuilder Newsletter. Copyright 2018 Tim Carter

"Modern metal backsplashes are easy to install if the wall surface is perfectly flat. The metal panels come with an adhesive backing."

Metal Backsplash Requires Confidence

A metal backsplash sends a powerful message. You're not afraid to take chances. Typical non-metal backsplashes you could have chosen might be:

  • ceramic tile
  • painted drywall
  • plastic laminate

It's important to realize there's no perfect backsplash material. Painted drywall is by far the easiest because it's on the wall by default. You don't need to add anything. If you coat the paint with two coats of clear water-based urethane you end up with a very durable and washable surface.

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This is the typical look between a countertop and wall cabinets. Note the matching metal electrical cover plate. Copyright 2018 Tim Carter

What are Metal Backsplashes Benefits?

  • unique look
  • trend-setting when in style
  • bold retro appearance
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Here's a narrow strip of the metal. Note the open overlap seam at red arrow. Copyright 2018 Tim Carter

What are Negatives for Metal Backsplashes?

  • contoured surface harder to clean
  • overlap seams require expert installation
  • cutting material not easy
  • harsh glare possible from low-angle sunlight
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Here's a typical electrical outlet cut through a metal backsplash. You need a small grinder to make precise cutouts like this. Copyright 2018 Tim Carter

Is it Easy to Install Metal Backsplash?

Modern metal backsplashes are easy to install if the wall surface is perfectly flat. The metal panels come with an adhesive backing.

Another key point is the wall surface must be clean. Remodeling jobs in existing kitchens require you deep-clean the walls to remove all dirt and grease.

Use opens in a new windowStain Solver certified organic oxygen bleach to remove all grease from wall surfaces.

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Metal Backsplash - Looks Good But Hard to Clean
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Metal Backsplash - Looks Good But Hard to Clean
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A thin metal backsplash is trendy. But many people hate to clean one and are afraid of electrical shocks.
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