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Asked on Feb 23, 2013

For those of you who have painted your kitchen backsplash....

PennyKimberly CJoanieshand
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For those of you who have painted your kitchen backsplash, did it hold up? Scratch? What type of paint did you use and did you use a roller? Thanks!
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  • KMS Woodworks
    on Feb 23, 2013

    I thinks this depends a bit more on "what" your backsplash is first. The substrate of most painted surfaces greatly influence the durability. ie: painted drywall will behave much differently than painted tile.

  • Storywood Designs
    on Feb 23, 2013

    I painted a few accent tiles on my backsplash to cover the garden-themed designs that were there. It's held up great - no scratching or issues with it. Because it was only 10-12 tiles, I was lazy and just used a bonding primer and latex paint that I had on hand.

  • SettingforFour
    on Feb 23, 2013

    KMS - my backsplash is tile....

  • SettingforFour
    on Feb 23, 2013

    Thanks @Storywood Designs - good to know!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Feb 24, 2013

    Rustoleum make some great "kits" that lots of folks have used for repainting counter tops. They hold up fairly well on those work surfaces. Using a kit like that for a back splash would be even better as a backsplash sees virtually no wear and tear. You could also replace the tile...I have done a few over the years. http://www.networx.com/article/backsplash-designs-by-a-colorado-carpent

  • SettingforFour
    on Feb 24, 2013

    Thanks @KMS Woodworks for the tips!

  • Joanieshand
    on Feb 24, 2013

    I have painted tiles.. and it stood the test of time.. I scuffed them, used a good primer and a melamine paint... but know the rustoleum kits do work.. but the smell is awful.. I have done countertops also... they werent as durable but did for awhile when I needed them to.

  • Kimberly C
    on Feb 24, 2013

    I did a feature on here awhile back about painting my backsplash, check it out, I used eggshell finish and it cleans off just fine but the higher the gloss factor the easier to clean. http://carnationsandcactus.blogspot.com/search/label/Renters%20Decorating%20Tips

  • Penny
    on Sep 3, 2015

    we put up plywood, installed paintable wall paper that looks like tile, and painted it with Martha Stewart Glossy Paint. It looks as good as the day I did it - 8 years later! Washes right up.

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