Diane R
Diane R
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  • Davidsville, PA
Asked on Apr 20, 2012

I have this backsplash in my kitchen and I like the texture but not the color is there any way to paint it?

Deborah BurkettMJ CPeace Painting Co., Inc.
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q i have this backsplash in my kitchen and i like the texture but not the color is, curb appeal, kitchen backsplash, painting, tiling
13 answers
  • Beth at Unskinny Boppy
    on Apr 20, 2012

    A can of spraypaint would likely make short work of that metal tile.

  • Designs by BSB
    on Apr 21, 2012

    Pretty!! Think about logistics of cleaning at counter level too, especially behind the stove area. These types of embellishments are often used in a linear bar or a featured framed out area (or focal point) above a sink or cooktop. Be sure to weigh the esthetics to the clean-ability.

  • Diane R
    on Apr 21, 2012

    The tile seems like it is plastic, that is why I am not sure if it is paintable.

    • Bonnie Meyers
      on Jun 1, 2017

      Yes u can paint plastic go to the spray bomb sections and get one that does plastic I've even painted an outdoor umbrella that was sun faded ( red) turned out great and was more waterproof The new rustoleum paint bombs are wonderful I would paint them before placing them on wall for acksp,ash tho and let them sit for a afternoon in the sun if possible to set the paint Also wipe done plastic faux Tim foil with alcohol as they tend to have an oily residue on them u want that off before painting Good luck !
  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 21, 2012

    Is this metal or the nail on faux kind? From your post it sounds like it's installed already which would make spraying very difficult. Either way you can use CeCe Caldwell's Paint and Satin Finish. You can paint anything with this stuff. Really anything, glass, leather, fabric, walls, metal, plastic, laminate....you name it. And a little goes a long way! I use it for furniture all the time - www.shabbydaze.com

  • Maureen S
    on Apr 21, 2012

    You should take a picture to a professional paint store so they can help pick out the right material and give you steps for painting procedure.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 21, 2012

    Everything can be painted Diane. Clean it with denatured alcohol and scuff it with a sanding sponge. Then you can prime it and paint it. The primer is the most important part. Is it metal? CP

  • Diane R
    on Apr 21, 2012

    It is definitely not metal. It is some sort of plastic. There isn't much of it so if it can be painted that would be the best and easiest option.

  • Susan B
    on Apr 21, 2012

    I have that in my kitchen.I bought it from Lowes I think.Mine is plastic.I think you can buy paint that will paint plastic.should be find.

  • Jeff C
    on Apr 21, 2012

    I would visit HomeDepot or Lowes and look at their spray paint section. I'm sure Krylon or Rustoleum has a spray paint for plastic, they definitely have paint for metal.

  • Yes, a good alkyd primer like XIM or Styx is where to start. If it was any place but a backsplash, any primer would do. But in this case, you will need maximum adhesion and durability. Be sure to sand it lightly before you start. . . just enough to rough it up and get the shine off.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 21, 2012

    Zinzer 123 is adequate and easily available. Spray would infiltrate the whole kitchen +. All you really need is a small foam core roller.

  • MJ C
    on Apr 28, 2012

    They are Thermoplastic - check out their website, perhaps there is more info there. http://acpideas.com/index.cfm?XlinkID=12

  • Deborah Burkett
    on Jan 19, 2015

    The backsplashes are available at Home Depot for about $20.00. I would invest in one of those and do some samples of what you are looking for and which one you like best. I would try some plain brown shoe wax (canned) around the textures.

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