DIY economical, budget priced pressed metal splashback



Pressed metal splashbacks



The ideal, quick kitchen make-over for a low cost

Pressed metal panels are an ideal and very economical product to use for a splashback. The panels are easily and quickly installed. Large panels cover the area in a relatively short time. Very detailed fitting instructions are supplied and any home handyman would find this an enjoyable project. Neither the pressed metal panels, ply or paint are expensive so you can achieve a quick kitchen make-over for little expense and even less hassle. After painting, the panels can easily be wiped over with a hot soapy dish cloth as needed. A quick wipe back over again with the rinsed dish cloth and you are done. It is just as easy as wiping off spills on a tile splashback. If you change the colour scheme in your kitchen at some stage you can simply paint your pressed metal splashback a different colour - and that is not so easy to do with other types of splashbacks.

Any product with a painted finish can ultimately be damaged with force. Hence, no matter what you coat the panels with, they will never be as tough as stainless steel or tiles. Just take a little bit of extra care with your splashback and you will be fine.


Choosing the design for your splash back

Some of the pressed panels featured in our vertical designs section are suitable for splashbacks but so are many of the others found in the ceilings section. In general there is a tendency to use designs with a smaller repeat pattern for splashbacks but essentially anything is possible. Help is available when choosing your design.


How is a pressed metal splashback installed?

Metal splashbacks are normally installed by nailing them up onto ply used as a sub strate. If nailing them up behind an oven or stove top then it is preferable to use a heat-proof sub-strate such as Villaboard just to be on the safe side. Usually the installation is started at the far ends of the bench top, working back into the corners of the kitchen. Finish around the ply (or Villaboard) with a small timber trim painted the same colour as the panels, seal along the bottom edges and then you are done.

Several spectacular splashbacks created from pressed metal are featured below. Click on the photos and you will find out more about each project.


The Original pressed tin design
The Original design was used in this project
Bondi Nelson design used as a metal splashback
The Bondi Nelson design










The Art Nouveau is totally stunning used in conjuction with tiles in this bathroom
The Art Nouveau panel was used in this bathroom
The Fishscale (D) design gives an unusual effect to this pressed tin splashback
The Fishscale (D) design is very compact










These are Australian-made products so quality is guaranteed. By installing these panels you will have an economical splashback that instantly adds far more value to your home than it costs. Make it a DIY job and you won't have any labour costs. The ply, the paint and the panels don't cost much either. Contact me today to find out just how economical your splashback will be.


Here is the link to the pressed metal detailed fitting instructions to follow when installing your beautiful pressed metal splashback.



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