How do I cut self stick backsplash around outlets?

by Christine

  9 answers
  • Carol Armstrong Carol Armstrong on Aug 28, 2018

    lay your tile square tile side down place your outlet plate on the tile and outline it with a pen or pencil. You should be able to cut the tile with a scissor. Make sure to mark and cut the holes in the outlet too.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Aug 29, 2018

    Remove the plate covers than rough cut out the plug area. The plate will cover up the ugly cuts

  • Sherri Sherri on Aug 29, 2018

    Are you having trouble with the placement of the outlets? If so, use a piece of paper and place it where your next piece of tiles is going. Mark around the outlet with marker, pencil..... (remember not to mark the whole shape, leave an edge so your outlet doesn't show) then put your paper pattern on your tiles. Make sure your pattern edge matches with your tile edge. That should enable you to cut your tiles in the right place for your outlet. Did that make sense? Good luck.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 06, 2022

    lay over outlets, then when all is done. go back and cut a cross in the plastic and open it up. Remove the outlet cover and tuck the plastic down flat and then replace the cover plate.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 11, 2022

  • Janice Janice on Dec 11, 2023

    You can use the paper backing from one of the already installed self stick tiles to make a pattern for where the outlet should be cut out. Use a stencil knife to cut the appropriate size cut out after measuring and tracing the design on the opposite side of the tile.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 11, 2023

    Use lipstick on the back of the tile. Press against the wall and you will have a "blue print" of where to cut it.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 20, 2023

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 09, 2024

    Hi Christine, hope this helps you out.