Plexiglas over painted drywall for backsplash color: PMS376
You know that trendy "green" color that's so much in vogue these days in marketing and branding everything to do with the environment? Well, I finally found it. It's the color used in the H&R Block logo . . .
A quick Google search brought up a post suggesting that it's PMS 376 (as defined in the printing industry standard colorguide, the "Pantone Matching System"). However, this number is also documented to be the color spec'd in the "Planet Green" logo, (also defined in CMYK as C50 Y100). However, all electronic versions of "Planet Green" look different (lighter, with more yellow) from H&R Block signage and collateral material, so I'm a bit suspect of that PMS value.
Anywho, someone posted a neat photo of a "Plexiglas-over-paint backsplash" in the "alternative backsplashes" thread, and I thought it looked awesome! Now, I'm inspired to do all of our backsplashes in that same Plexiglas-covered, painted-drywall motif, as was shown in that picture. I'm soon planning to do the final patching to all of the errant crevices and voids in the Hardibacker panels and existing plaster above our new Silestone kitchen counters, using a good joint compound (or should I use something like "20-minute" or actual Plaster of Paris?), and sand smooth. Then I'll paint using a high-quality, 100% acrylic, PMMA-based paint in the "H&R Block" logo color. Any tips of suggestions on how to best achieve the "glass over color" look is appreciated!
1. Planning to use glossy finish, right?
2. Will use high-quality, PMMA-based, 100% acrylic paint.
3. Will seal top of backsplash with clear 100% silicone.
I can seal the top of the backsplash with silicone, but what about preventing condensation between the Plexiglas and the painted drywall? Possibility of Newton rings, etc.?