How to install an acrylic splashback

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How to install an acrylic splashback

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Splashbacks protect your kitchen walls from all kinds of mess, and they look great. Learn how to measure up, cleanly cut and install a splashback to finish off your kitchen and protect your walls.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure up and cut your splashback
2 Cut the acrylic to size
3 Mark out the power points
4 Fix the splashback to the wall
5 Leave splashback to dry
  • Step 1. Measure up and cut your splashback

    Firstly measure up the length and height of the space for your splashback. Then transfer and mark up those measurements onto the acrylic board. You will need to decide if you can make the splashback in one whole piece or whether you’ll need to use multiple pieces.
  • Step 2. Cut the acrylic to size

    To prevent chipping the splashback, put down masking tape where you’re going to cut. Then mark out your measurements onto the masking tape. Using a power saw, make your first cut an oversized one. This will avoid a large offcut that may crack and damage your board. Using clamps to secure your splashback and a straight edge, go back and make your neat cut along the line. Repeat the same process for the other side of the splashback. 
  • Step 3. Mark out the power points

    Measure the width and height of the power points and transfer those measurements onto the front of your splashback. You’ll avoid splintering and have more control over the cut. Drill some holes where the cut outs are going to be. Then use a jigsaw for an accurate cut.

  • Step 4. Fix the splashback to the wall

    Peel the plastic off the back of the splashback and apply silicone. Then carefully position the splashback into place. Use some tile packers at the bottom to pack the splashback up in case you want to change your benchtop later. Repeat this process if you have multiple boards to install and push them hard together so both pieces are flush at the join. Wipe any silicone away from the join if it appears. 
  • Step 5. Leave splashback to dry

    Let the splashback dry for 24 hours and then peel back the plastic from the front and you’re done.
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