Is your kitchen feeling bland and boring? You can elevate your kitchen by installing a kitchen backsplash with removable wallpaper. While it is not a tempered glass backsplash, hanging wallpaper backsplash is a great way to add some personality and style to your kitchen—especially if you are in a rental house. It’s also a relatively easy project that you can do yourself. Follow our step-by-step instructions to learn how to complete this DIY project.
- Measuring tape
- Utility knife
- Cutting mat
- Peel and stick wallpaper
How To Install A Kitchen Backsplash With Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Follow these steps to decorate your kitchen with a peel and stick backsplash. It’s a simple project that can transform the appearance of your dining area!
1. Prepare the area
Before you start wallpapering, prepare the area by wiping it clean with a rag and some soap. Let the wall dry before moving on to the next step.
After it has been wiped clean, remove any outlet covers around light switches. It is also a great idea to remove items on your countertops for ease of installation.
2. Figure out your backsplash space and size
Next, you need to learn how much space you have to cover and wallpaper you need. Measure the area where you want to install the wallpaper. You will need to navigate around upper cabinets and trim to get an accurate measurement.
3. Cut the wallpaper sheet to create a tile
Cut the wallpaper to fit. Make sure to leave a few extra inches on each side and at the top and bottom, just to be sure that you don’t end up without enough wallpaper. You can cut this off later.
4. Smooth out the paper
Most peel and stick wallpapers come in rolls that can cause the vinyl to warp. Lay the wallpaper on a flat surface and use a board to smooth it out. Spread it out on your countertop if you have ample counter space.
5. Apply wallpaper
Peel the paper off the back of the wallpaper tile only at the top corner. Line the top of the wallpaper up at the very top of your backsplash area and press it gently to the wall’s surface. Slowly pull the rest of the backing off the paper to adhere it to the wall. Make sure it is thoroughly stuck before continuing.
Repeat the process with other sheets while being careful to line up the pattern. If the pattern does not line up, remove the paper and reapply it.
Note: Peel and stick vinyl wallpaper may remove paint or drywall when it is removed from textured walls.
6. Enjoy your kitchen’s new look
Now that you’ve installed your new wallpaper design, you can enjoy the brand new appearance of your kitchen. The pattern and colours can add an exciting flair to your decor.
Meanwhile, you do not have to worry about your wallpaper while cooking; the material can easily be cleaned if something splatters from the stove or sink.