How to Add a Backsplash for Less

One way to add a backsplash for less is to paint it. While paint is inexpensive, it is not waterproof and will leave a hazy mess. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. With a bit of creativity, you can paint your own tiled backsplash. You can also make it a stencil to get the look of a patterned tiled backsplash.


You can also install a faux-tile backsplash by painting it. The cost of this backsplash is relatively low since it comes in large sections that are 4 x 8 feet. Just cut it to the size you need and stick it to the wall. If you don’t want to pay a professional to install it, you can try painting it yourself. You can use a vinyl paint pen to create a herringbone tile pattern, and then you can paint it any color you like.

Backsplash area

Another inexpensive backsplash is made from breadboard. It comes in large sections that measure about four feet by eight feet. You can cut it to fit your desired backsplash area. Once you’ve cut it to the appropriate size, simply peel off the backing and stick it to the wall. Once you’ve finished, you can repaint it if you’d like a more modern look, or you can paint it to match the rest of the walls.