Asked on Nov 13, 2018

What can I do if I hate my backspash?

by Jeanie

Does anyone know what I can do to my backsplash to make it livable? The is nothing wrong with it except the color do I need to have it removed or is there something easier I can do?

  7 answers
  • Reggie Reggie on Nov 13, 2018

    Rustolem makes a tile paint. You could paint it.

    If it is formica, you can get a paint that will cover it. Since you did not say what kind of backsplash you have, I am not sure what else to suggest.

    • Jeanie Jeanie on Nov 13, 2018

      Thanks for answering. The backsplash is light grey subway tiles. My taste goes more to warmer colors. Any advice is appreciated. Have you ever seen a tile backsplash painted?

  • Edie Edie on Nov 13, 2018

    How about brightening the counter top space with colorful pottery or a framed piece of art on a small stand. Block the gray with a plant or two, lean a nice cutting board. Add a colorful window treatment or rug. Paint the other wall with color. Probably not the answer you were looking for...but I can't see painting tile... but do what makes you happy!

  • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Nov 14, 2018

    I agree with Edie. I'd try not to paint myself because *personally* I don't like the look of painted grout and I do like the texture of unpainted tile. Painting is more ok to me if using white paint because grout is often white. But if you are thinking of using a warm color, be sure you'll be happy with the grout matching the painted tile. Really though go for whatever makes you happy. If your tile is pretty new, you might be able to purchase a few pieces to test how painting will look on that tile.

  • Oliva Oliva on Nov 14, 2018

    Hi, Jeanie,

    As it's unlikely you'd enjoy the results of painting the tile, you'l probably be happier just replacing the backsplash with something you really love. I agree with you about the grey...

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    • Jeanie Jeanie on Nov 16, 2018

      Thank you again for your advice it sounds good to me. Have some appointments now to get to but will be thinking about all you said. I think slow but will let you know in a week or so

  • Justjules9 Justjules9 on Nov 15, 2018

    Lowes has peel-and-stick small stone panels that look great on a backsplash.

  • Justjules9 Justjules9 on Nov 15, 2018

    Pull up the Lowes website, search "peel and stick backsplash tiles". Several different styles