How to Paint a Kitchen Backsplash

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Painting a kitchen backsplash is a wonderful way to add beauty to the kitchen area and save a good deal of money. Painting the backsplash, as opposed to tiling or even placing marble or stainless steel there, is a more economical approach to creating a fresh new facade. Complete this approach to refinishing with a little time and patience.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint
  • Masking tape
  • Brushes or rollers
  • Sandpaper
  • Damp cloth
  • Determine what colors and in what amount you need to complete the project. Take into consideration the existing color scheme of the surrounding area and appliances.

  • Purchase enough paint and supplies. Be certain to buy just a bit more paint than calculated to ensure there will be some leftover for touch up or refinishing at another time.

  • Sand the area with medium grit sandpaper. Use a damp cloth to wipe away any debris from this process. Finish this step with fine grit sandpaper and wipe down.

  • Paint the kitchen backsplash using a roller or a good quality paintbrush. Put on the first coat and let it dry completely. Depending on the paint, this can take 1 to 8 hours.

  • Layer the paint to the desired gloss or matte finish letting each coat dry in between layers.

Tips & Warnings

  • For painting over tile, use a good quality ceramic paint.
  • Be creative when painting the back splash by painting in a small mural or special pattern.
  • Always wear eye protection and gloves.

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