I need something to protect wall behind stove

Ruth Prescott
by Ruth Prescott
We just moved into a rental, the walls are so nice and clean. I do not want grease, etc to pop and mess it up. What can I easily do (that would be removable) to the wall to prevent that. I have arthritis and cannot do much hard scrubbing any longer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Ruth Prescott

  6 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 06, 2018

    Hi Ruth,

    Click on the link below to see some kitchen projects from other Hometalk members who rent. Maybe one of them will have an idea that you like. Wishing you the best.


  • M. M.. M. M.. on Jan 06, 2018

    With a staple gun,you could attach some oil cloth to the wall behind the stove. To help get the cloth straight,you can hang it with some tape, then remove the tape as you staple or pushpin along the edges.There are also decorative pushpins, prob at a stationery store or you could then fabric glue ribbon over the staples. Use painter's 'blue' tape,it's removable, to hold the ribbon straight while the fabric glue dries.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 06, 2018

    Look in the heating section of your local Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a roll of "flashing" you can use screws, brads, staples or "upholstery" nails to attach it to the wall... then remove it and a little patching would fix the small holes (especially if you use tacks or staples) It will cut with a pair of utility shears.

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Jan 06, 2018

    there are some great stick on tiles at the Home Depot.

  • Ruth Prescott Ruth Prescott on Jan 07, 2018

    Thank you!!!

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Jan 07, 2018

    They do come in metallic and other finishes. If you don’t want it to be permanent you could get a thin sheet of MDF board hang that on the wall them decorate with tiles Or paint.