Acrylic splashbacks are ideal fixtures that can be used to cover wall areas susceptible to splashes, wet conditions, oils, grease or other messes, such as kitchen and bathroom walls. One of the major benefits of acrylic kitchen splashbacks is that they are very easy to install. The fitting process is as simple as that, and it does not necessarily require a professional – do it on your own, and you will always be appreciating that stylish wall surface every time you walk into your kitchen.
Ultimate guide for fitting acrylic splashback
1. Materials and tools
Some of the materials and tools you will require include: spirit level, screwdriver, dust mask, ear muffs, power saw, jigsaw, carpenters pencil, masking tape, wet area silicone, clamps, etc. Ensure that you have all these tools and materials ready before starting to fit the acrylic splashbacks.
2. Surface preparation
It is always good to fit acrylic kitchen splashbacks on clean and smooth surfaces. Remove any tiles, loose paint, adhesive or wallpapers from the wall surface and fill the damaged areas or holes with an appropriate filler then smoothen them. Use a spirit level to check the wall’s level. Clean the clean then use silicone to seal it plus the worktop.
3. Measuring and cutting
You have to measure the height and length of kitchen walls where you want to install the splashbacks then transfer these measurements to the acrylic panel. You can either use multiple pieces or one full piece. Use a masking tape to mark the measurements on the acrylic panel then use a power saw to cut it into desirable sizes. You can also use clams to secure the panel so as to make the cutting process easier.
4. Marking and cutting the fixture points
Measure and locate points on the panel where electrical and plumbing fixtures will protrude then cut them out using a jigsaw. You should also drill holes where necessary.
5. Actual fitting
Now it is time to fit the acrylic splashback onto the wall. Start by peeling off the plastic that is at the back of the panel then apply silicone. After that, position the splashback carefully onto the wall surface and apply gradual pressure until the panel is properly fixed on the wall from top to bottom. Hold it in position until it is firmly fitted. If you have other pieces to fit, just follow this previous step.
6. Let it dry
After fitting the acrylic splashback firmly on the wall, let it dry for around 24 hours. After that, peel off the plastic that is attached to the front surface of the splashback then you are good to go.