Wall behind stove

Diana rogers
by Diana rogers
I recently began re-doing an apt that I rent out, floors, walls, cabinets, etc. Except I ran into a huge problem with the wall behind the stove, cheap, ugly tile had be glued to it and now I can't get the stuff off (I tried removers, sanders). Does anyone have any good ideas on how to just cover it up, but make it unique (I'm talking about 64in wide and 32in long).
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  • Marlene Haigh Marlene Haigh on Aug 11, 2015
    use adhesive to add thermoplastic sheets over the top of it. check out your local home improvement store or a website . there are numerous designs to pick from and they will stand up to heat.
  • Jennie Herrick Jennie Herrick on Aug 11, 2015
    You might try to use contact paper to cover it. That's what my husband and I did to the wall behind our stove. We found a contact paper that looked like granite and put that up behind the stove. It makes cleaning a snap because any grease splatters just wipe right off.
  • C C on Aug 11, 2015
    A few ideas - Paint the tiles. There are lots of helpful tutorials on the internet. Landlords will often ok it if you use a neutral color, since it improves the place and saves them from doing the work themselves. Cover it with a frame and attach shutters to the frame and hang on the wall. Or just use recycled wood slats or bead board instead of shutters. Could add shelves to to the bead board or even a picture, wall sculpture, or just stencil a nice design onto it. Easy to remove later and you get to keep it for your next home. Hang a mirror. Good feng shui. Hang some inexpensive window blinds over the space. Will look like a window.
  • Lori Broderick Lori Broderick on Aug 11, 2015
    My stove is actually right next to a wall so my problem was the wall was getting greasy and the wall was getting burnt! What we did was use Aluminum tiles/sheet the really nice imprinted design ones for the ceiling and some adhesive and put them to that side of the wall to protect it. It came out really nice! If you need to protect the wall, make sure you use something non flammable.
    • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Aug 12, 2015
      If the tiles aren't too uneven, you could get the appropriate paint and paint over them. That's what I did when we moved into the house in 1979, where we are still today. They were brown and grey. A real eye-sore. I just used a white oil based full gloss paint. Whatever you put there would have to be fire resistant if that area is directly behind the stove. We have in Sydney a company that does tin panels, in all sorts of colours and design. For walls, ceilings, etc. Bathroom,skitchen etc. You may have something similar in the US. What about a glass splashback? They look fabulous. Either the local glazier might be able to help, or a renov. company. Good Luck @Gabrielle Falk
  • Jennie Herrick Jennie Herrick on Aug 12, 2015
    We haven't had any kind of problem like that with it. We cook daily, and all it's doing is protecting the walls from the grease splatters and such that seemed to be staining the walls before putting it up. Now that the contatact paper is there, any grease or other foods that splatter up there, easily wipe off.