How to fit Glass Splashbacks
You can fit our glass splashbacks in one of two ways-
- Screw onto the wall (just let us know you'd like screw holes when placing your order)
- Stick onto the wall using adhesive
We also provide instructions on How to Measure Glass Splashbacks
Before starting you will need:
If any wall preparation is required filler and sandpaper will also be needed.
- Neutral cure silicone – roughly 1/2 tube per m2
- Silicone gun
- Tile spacers – 2mm or 3mm
- Drill and raw plugs (if screwing on)
- Cloths – excess silicone is to be removed when sealing
- Warm soapy water
- Tester pot of paint – (same colour as the glass)
- Small paint brush
- Glass cleaner
Before fitting your new glass splashbacks please ensure that the wall surface is relatively even and free of any obvious bumps and hollows.
The walls do not have to be perfectly even as a little extra adhesive can be added in hollow areas and less where there may be a bump.
We would recommend however that any bumps and hollows of more than 2mm-3mm are corrected. This will involve sanding down the bumps and
filling the hollows with a filler or similar product. If any areas are to be filled, please allow time for the filler to dry before
attempting to fit the glass.
Please note than in most cases walls will be ready to fit the glass without any preparation, but please check
that they are in a suitable condition before fitting to avoid complications.
It is a good idea to get a tester pot of paint the same colour as your glass and paint a thin strip on the walls, anywhere an
expansion gap is to be. Any visible gaps will then be less noticeable as the wall and the glass will be the same colour.
Now that your walls are prepared you are now ready to fit the glass. Using a neutral cure silicone, squeeze out equally sized blobs
(roughly 20mm in diameter) about 100mm apart. Be careful not to put any blobs too close to the edge as the silicone may squeeze over
the edge of the glass and make a bit of a mess.
Simply press the glass against the wall and apply pressure over the entire surface
of the glass. If at any point the glass feels a little ‘bouncey’ when pressed against the wall then pull it back off and add more
silicone at that point. Put the glass back on the wall and test it again, if there is still a bit of movement then repeat the process
until the entire panel feels solid on the wall.
Similarly, where two panels meet ensure that an equal amount of silicone is applied
to both panels or one may sit out past the other. We recommend that you use
neutral cure silicone which will take at least 24 hours to set.
This will allow plenty of time to take any panels back off the wall to make any adjustments. Please take time to get a neat finish
as once the silicone has set the glass will not come off the wall again without
Where the glass meets a different surface such as wall units, cooker hoods, or worktops, please use 2mm tile spacers to allow an
expansion gap. If the glass is fitted tight at both sides to a wooden surface it is possible it could crack over time as wood can
expand slightly depending on the temperature. Also, houses may move very slightly over time due to subsidence for example so the
expansion gaps are necessary.
Once the glass is fitted please leave it for at least 24 hours before removing the tile spacers or wiping the glass vigorously.
Once the spacers are removed you are now ready to seal the glass splashbacks. We recommend that a clear silicone is used for this
as we believe it leaves the tidiest finish.
Run a bead of clear silicone along the bottom of the glass (where it meets the worktop) and
where two panels meet. Use warm soapy water and squirt it on the silicone, then wipe the excess off with your finger and try not to
smear too much over the face of the glass. It is important the splashbacks are well sealed, especially in areas where they are likely
to be splashed with water etc.
Your glass splashbacks are now fitted, it may be a good idea to give it a thorough clean now to remove any traces of the silicone that
may be present. Any glass cleaning product can be used. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated
staff will endeavour to reply to all queries within the hour. See our ‘Contact Us’ page for details.