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If you're planning on using glass splashbacks on your kitchen walls, you need to decide whether to go with clear glass or whether to have the back of the glass painted. While you may be keen to use a painted splashback to create a feature colour in your kitchen, this route has both advantages and disadvantages that you should consider before you make a decision.
The Advantages of Painted Glass Splashbacks
Having your glass splashback professionally painted before you have it installed can give you an effective feature wall colour that can really make areas of your kitchen stand out and look extra special. Your splashback installer should produce a professional paint job that looks good. The fact that the glass is painted on the back also means that the splashback retains its colour and isn't exposed to kitchen grease and dirt that may start to make it look faded and less attractive.
If your kitchen walls themselves, or their paint job, look a little uneven or bumpy, having the back of your splashback painted should also cover up these kinds of minor cosmetic defects. You should also be able to choose just about any colour you like for your splashback. Most companies can colour match to your specification. So, if you want an unusual custom colour, this should be achievable.
The Disadvantages of Painted Glass Splashbacks
The primary drawback to using pre-painted glass splashbacks is the fact that you are kind of stuck with the colour you originally chose. Over time trends change, and you may get bored with the colour you chose or may want to change it to refresh your kitchen décor or to match a new colour scheme.
As the glass is painted on its back, this may only be possible if you have the splashback removed, stripped of paint and repainted; alternatively, you may have to dump the original splashback and buy a new one and have it painted in the colour you like. If you're the kind of person who likes to change your decoration a lot, this could prove to be an expensive switch to make on a regular basis.
Tip: If you're considering painted glass splashbacks but are unsure about keeping the same colour for a long period of time, it may be worth making your splashback wall a neutral rather than a feature area. If you pick a neutral shade for your splashback, you can then paint or wallpaper other walls in your kitchen to provide a little extra oomph instead of needing to change your splashback colour every time you want to redecorate.