Asked on Jul 19, 2018

Peel & Stick backsplash on an orange peel wall.

by Nev33510893

I would like to add a backsplash in my kitchen but the current wall has an orange peel surface. Will probably try the peel and stick tiles.

  5 answers
  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 19, 2018

    Peel and stick tiles are unlikely to adhere to your existing surface. You should sand the walls first, wet wipe to remove dust, let dry thoroughly.

  • most peel and stick tiles will say that the surface needs to be smooth. I would hate for you to go through the time and expensive and then have the frustration of them falling off. Maybe test a small area first to see how it goes.

  • Jaynie Jaynie on Jul 20, 2018

    Get some thin, furniture grade plywood the size of the area you plan to cover with the peel and stick. Finish the edges of the plywood with some primer and white paint and staple it or nail it to the area and then have fun peeling and sticking your tiles!

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 26, 2022

    Hi there, all the peel n stick tiles we tried don't stick to a surface that isn't completely smooth. They're also quite thin and so all the knobs show through.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 09, 2024

    Hello, with any type of wall texture that will receive wallpaper, first run a wide drywall knife across the wall in the direction of the blade edge to knock off high ridges or sharp points. Wallpapers ( all of them from traditional to peel and stick types) are not compatible with texture on the walls. Over textured surface peel and stick wallpapers cannot bond optimally, for that reason peel and stick wallpapers with soft adhesive will fall off.