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Painted Glass Walls/Back Splash

Posted by mrs.wiggley (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 7, 14 at 7:40

I've been thinking about tearing down the horrible brown (not sure what it's called...formica?) on my kitchen walls (under cabinets,behind sinks, etc) and replacing it with glass that has been painted on the back. I've really liked photos I've seen. It has a clean look. But I have no practical experience of its everyday functionality. And I'm not sure where one gets that product. Or perhaps it wouldn't be that hard to do myself. Does anyone have any experience with painted glass? I've added a sample photo so you can see what I mean
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RE: Painted Glass Walls/Back Splash

I got mine from a local glass company. I painted it myself, but they would have done it for me.

They have to template and then try it in, then it gets painted then they install it.

It's not an inexpensive option, but not as expensive as some tile would be.


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RE: Painted Glass Walls/Back Splash

Was the painting a difficult project? What kind and thickness of glass was used and what kind of paint?
Also, what about maintenance (smudges, hand prints, grease cleanup, etc)?


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I used Starphire glass (low iron to prevent the greenish cast) and I believe it was 3/8" thick, and tempered after fabrication.

I just used regular latex paint with a roller and multiple thin coats.

It cleaned up easily with a little Windex.


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RE: Painted Glass Walls/Back Splash

Thanks so much for your reply. That was helpful.


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I looked into this a couple of months ago. You can also have glass backsplash backprinted on. I actually asked a local company whether they could do this, and it was not very expensive. You can also buy cut tempered glass online and they will ship.
Now, the main issue is most likely that your walls need to be very straight.

Here is a link that might be useful: thread on digital printing on glass


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nosoccermom - WOW...the possibilities are endless with that printing process. Do you have a link for the online source for cut tempered glass (which I assume you paint yourself)?


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I found these, but I'd google tempered glass for your area.

http://www.dullesglassandmirror.com/store/csts2.asp

https://secure.onedayglass.com/orderonline.php


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"Now, the main issue is most likely that your walls need to be very straight."

nosoccermom:

Excellent point. If the walls aren't straight, you can bring the walls to the glass, but you've got to figure that out before template and ordering.


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RE: Painted Glass Walls/Back Splash

I really, really wanted back painted glass.
As stated above - walls need to be straight (and ours were not!)
Starphire glass is best as it has the best color (not green coke glass)
It is expensive - I never got as far as getting a quote due to the wall issue.

Check out Bear Glass - I believe they have tiles you can purchase. There were a number of other companies that also offered tiles that were back painted.

Hope you do it so I can see the finished results. :-)


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