Painting a kitchen back wall

The tiled mirror has had its day in the kitchen between the wall units and the kitchen worktop. Instead, the trend is called a kitchen splashback. Alternatively, numerous do-it-yourselfers keep thinking about painting the back wall of the kitchen with paint. We'll show you some ways you can paint the back of the kitchen, but we'll also explain why it's not one of the best alternatives.

Covering the kitchen wall on the fitted kitchen

In principle, there are three ways in which you can present the kitchen wall on the side (or sides) of the fitted kitchen:

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  • with a classic tile mirror
  • with a kitchen rear wall
  • as a kitchen rear wall that you paint or paint

Tile mirror and kitchen back wall (to assemble)

We do not have to go into more detail here on the classic tile pattern. This is pretty much out of fashion after many decades. A kitchen splashback is all the rage these days. The question quickly arises as to which materials should be used for the kitchen rear wall.

Painting or varnishing the back wall of the kitchen

As a third alternative, you can also paint the wall - or mount a corresponding kitchen rear wall that you could paint or varnish. If you want to paint the back wall, you can use emulsion paints and latex paints alike. By the way, you can mix latex paints with different paints so that you don't always have to paint white. Of course, this also applies to emulsion paints.

Splash protection yes or no

Now there are two approaches: you paint the entire back wall area and then leave everything as it is. Alternatively, you can attach a splash guard in the area of the hob. The first variant is not advisable - at least if you do not want to paint again at relatively short intervals. This is because splashes of fat, steam and liquids that have splashed onto the back wall during cooking must be removed.

The problem with paint coatings remains

Even if you seal the painted back wall with clear varnish or use special paints - the area around the hob will have to be cleaned more intensively. This means that differences in color appear very quickly and stains form. Even the so-called elephant skin does not help here.

Only makes sense with a splash guard

So if you definitely want to paint the back wall, you should attach a splash guard made of an easy-to-clean and heat-resistant material in the area of the hob and possibly in the area of the sink. In households where the kitchen rear wall has been painted or varnished, you can quickly hear that this was not the best idea after all.

Tips & Tricks A good alternative to painting the back wall of the kitchen is to stick a foil as the back wall of the kitchen. These are inexpensive to acquire and not only available in all imaginable plain colors.