Has anyone used corrugated tin roofing for a backsplash?

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Due to issues with the wall behind my range, I am contemplating using new corrugated tin roofing for the backsplash. Was wondering if anyone has done this and if you are pleased with the results. I am also considering using Rustoleum and spraying it a different metal color. I am also wondering what you used to file/smooth the edges. Thank you.

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 11, 2019
    No, but sounds interesting. Wonder about cutting and fitting wall plugs and switches. May be too sharp??

  • Gk Gk on Nov 11, 2019

    You can use corrugated tin roofing for a back splash. It does look wonderful! It is difficult to cut to fit and you have to consider if you have any outlets to cut in. As you already know it will be sharp along any cut edges and you will have to figure out how difficult it may be to find outlet covers that will work because of the corrugation. Consider using 2x2 backsplash tiles made from tin instead. Much easier to cut and fit. They come in a variety of patterns and a few different colors. It may cost a little bit more money but it will be easier to fit. You can finish corrugated roofing with a metal spray paint or leave it as is and finish it with a clear coat lacquer. They also make wallpaper that looks like corrugated tin and that would be so much easier to cut and fit. Not exactly the same as the real thing!

    • Valleycat1 Valleycat1 on Nov 16, 2019

      I would think corrugated roofing would be difficult to clean due to the rough surface. But we use our stovetop every day and may create more mess than you would. I have seen it used once, with plexiglass over the section behind the stove.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Nov 11, 2019

    I would use a file on the rough edges and have suggestions on how to fasten it to the wall.

    1.) screw it into the studs with a stainless steel screw or wood-threaded bolt. Stainless is so that it can be cleaned without rusting.

    2.) use mirror clips and make sure the clips are away from the “grease splatter zone” as they will yellow.

    3.) heavy duty Velcro.


    When you spray paint it, make sure it’s very clean and use a spray primer first. You’ll want to to be scrubbable over the years.