Installing a kitchen backsplash wallpaper is a quick, economical and creative way to brighten up and add color to your kitchen decor.
However, kitchen backsplash wallpaper has pros and cons, so read on to find out about the pros and cons of covering your kitchen backsplash in wallpaper.
Pros of Wallpapered Kitchen Backsplash
Your kitchen backsplash wallpaper sticker will be unique thanks to the variety of wallpaper styles and patterns available.
It’s easy to install a kitchen backsplash wallpaper thanks to the self-adhesive wallpaper.
Compared to tile, stone, laminate, glass, mirror, or metal backsplash materials, wallpaper is one of the most economical options for a kitchen backsplash.
Color and Design
You can choose a variety of wallpapers for your kitchen backsplash.
Choose a wallpaper that will work with the existing table colors, hardware, and cabinets.
Take one of your cabinet drawers to a wallpaper store to help find complementary colors and textures.
For a contemporary kitchen choose a mod design with geometric patterns of circles, squares, or asymmetrical lines.
For a country kitchen, choose a vegetable, floral, herb, or farm animal motif.
In modern kitchens, apply strips, pacifiers, or clean textured surfaces such as grass, linen.
If you like, you can choose a design that mimics the surface of tile, brick, or stone.
Installing Wallpaper on the Kitchen Backsplash
Buy wallpaper for your kitchen that is made for the bathroom, as it will do the best job of holding moisture and preventing mold build-up.
Place a surface area of wallpaper behind the sink, racket, and any other utensil you can.
Make sure to cover at least 1/4 of the wall area of the room to create a uniform appearance.
Match the pattern carefully when applying the wallpaper, because the error will be enlarged in small areas and in the corners.
Save and Fashionable
You may be able to purchase leftover rolls of wallpaper to backsplash your kitchen.
Buy at least 1 yard more than your measured square feet or fit in the corners and between the table and window frames to provide pattern matching.
Cons of Wallpapered Kitchen Backsplash
The disadvantages of wallpaper as a kitchen backsplash material are low durability and the potential difficulty of cleaning stains and splashes from the backsplash.
The Durability of Kitchen Backsplash Wallpaper
Even the strongest self-adhesive wallpaper can come off after repeated exposure to moisture and heat, especially near stoves and ovens. You can fix peeling wallpaper with waterproof epoxy glue. Allow the glued side to set for 12 hours before exposing it to hot or humid again.
Clean the Wallpaper Kitchen Backsplash
Even some scrubbable wallpaper may not be able to withstand regular cleaning with harsh cleaners and spray cleaners.
The wallpaper may peel off or even fade in spots. If you’ve purchased extra yardage, you may be able to replace the strip as needed or apply it directly over the damaged strip.
Prevent freckles and stains from forming on your wallpaper-coated backsplash by cooking food in pots with partial or full coverage every time.
Wipe the backsplash behind the kitchen sink regularly to prevent the glue from peeling off.