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How to install a stainless steel backsplash in 7 easy steps

Ready to take on that DIY steel backsplash project you’ve been planning for a while? So now is the time to do it! Packed with modern appeal and functionality, installing a stainless steel backsplash can be done in just a few hours, at minimal remodel cost. Before ordering your supplies, you will need to take a few steps.

To do this, turn off the power to the outlets around the sink and remove the covers or plates from the outlets. Glue a large sheet of paper to the wall behind the sink, and then cut the template to the size you want the backsplash to be. Be sure to cut holes for the outlets. Remember to cut very carefully and precisely, because this template will be used to design the final stainless steel backsplash. Take your template to a sheet metal or home improvement store and order the product. You may also want to take photos of the area you will be entering.

When you arrive, gather the following materials:

• Tape, either masking or painters

• Caulking gun and waterproof putty for kitchen use

• A spatula

• Glue or other adhesive construction

• 80 grit sandpaper

• Rub alcohol

Step 1:

Use sandpaper on the wall where the backsplash will be placed, to create a good surface for the adhesive to adhere to.

Step 2:

Run a bead of construction glue along the back of the backsplash and use the putty knife to spread the glue evenly.

Step 3:

Place the backsplash close to the wall. Start at one end and carefully smooth the steel against the wall, using the side of your hand or a flat tool such as a putty knife.

Step 4:

Stick the backsplash in place until the adhesive has completely dried.

Step 5:

Remove the tape as well as any adhesive from the edges. You can do this with rubbing alcohol.

Step 6:

Run a bead of waterproof caulk along the edges of the backsplash and leave them as beads or smooth them in place with your finger. Let the sealer dry completely before using the sink.

Step 7:

Use the decorating ideas you have gathered to personalize it. For example, you may want to turn it into a gallery to display magnets.

Hope this has given you some helpful tips on finding and installing a stainless steel backsplash yourself. At the end of the day, it will be a great option as it is so easy to clean and maintain, and it also looks incredibly stylish.

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