How difficult is it to install a Peel & Stick backsplash?


I have ZERO DIY experience. Lost my husband recently and he was the one that did any projects around our home. I've watched videos of the Peel & Stick backsplash product, and they always make it look so easy! Product comes in so many different styles and it looks real! Would be cheaper than the actual tile would be, and I'm on a tight budget. Thanks in advance.

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  • LA LA on Aug 30, 2018

    My mom installed her own peel and stick backsplash in her home when she was 73. It's as easy as it appears. Peel it and stick it but here's tip: Use paper (any kind) to create templates of tight areas or unusual sizes of the tile. This will help with the better fit and you won't have to waste tiles in the long run. My mom bought copper peel and stick and it's still up and actually looks pretty great with all her copper pots and pans and decor. She just turned 83. Tile has been up ten years, no problems. Best of luck!

  • Kathryn Kathryn on Aug 30, 2018

    You won't have a problem. I love peel and stick tiles and easy remove peel and stick wallpaper, and they also have peel and stick floor tiles. It's fun and can be removed if you need to adjust...take your time. I have never had a problem with them. If one should happen to come off, you could use a little glue on the back, but I doubt you will have to do that. GO FOR IT!

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 30, 2018

    Peel & Stick is much cheaper than real tile, even if they are made of the same material (stone, glass, plastic) because you provide the labor. You can buy the kind with netting behind the tiles for which you cement in place and fill the spaces between with grout. Or you can buy the much more convenient P&S tile that is self-adhesive and which does not need grout. You place these blocks where you want them by removing the paper on the back and pressing them into place. You use scissors to cut the sheets where you need to. The smaller the individual tiles are, the easier trim is. Tape the tiles in if you feel they are even a little loose. Press the blocks tightly again, then brace with tape or stacks of books. Give the tiles a few hours to start curing. Then caulk with silicone caulk where the tiles meet any seam, sill, or curve, wiping the tiles clean of caulk. Give the caulk and tiles a few days to cure. Then they should be in place until you want to take them off. Stick, caulk, dry. Pretty simple! Best wishes, Adjie! ☺️

  • GRAMPS GRAMPS on Aug 31, 2018