Posted on: 24 July 2015
Update a bland looking vanity in your home's bathroom by creating a backsplash with stick on tiles behind the sink. Further enhance the vanity by adding a self-adhesive border across the top of its cabinet doors. The following steps will teach you how to successfully complete this project so that the bathroom has a more inviting and stylish appearance.
- soapy water
- lint-free cloth
- stick-on tiles
- tile cutter
- measuring tape
- self-adhesive border
Clean And Measure The Area Behind The Sink And Attach The Tiles
Use soapy water and a sponge to clean the area that you want to cover with tiles. If greasy stains are on the wall's surface, apply a degreaser and allow it to penetrate for several minutes. Wipe the residue off with a damp sponge and dry the wall with a lint-free cloth. Measure the length and width of the area behind the sink to determine how many stick-on tiles you will need to cover the area.
If you would like to add a border around the edges of the tiles, use tile cutters or scissors to cut some of the tiles into narrow strips to place around the other tiles. Peel the paper backing off each tile and press them all firmly onto the wall. Take your time while completing this step so that each tile is lined up evenly. Place the narrow tile strips on each side of the backsplash after you are finished.
Add A Self-Adhesive Border To The Cabinet Doors
Clean the cabinet doors off with soapy water and a sponge. Rinse any residue that remains on the surface with a damp sponge and wait for the doors to dry. Select a self-adhesive border that contains a pattern that complements the backsplash. Decide where you would like to place it and mark this section with a pencil. Cut a piece of border that is the same size as the area that you marked. Peel off the backing and press the border down firmly onto the front of each door. Smooth out any wrinkles in the border by running a squeegee over its surface with firm pressure.
Maintain The Backsplash And Decorative Border
After you have completed the remodeling job, maintain the backsplash and decorative border by occasionally cleaning them off with soapy water and a sponge. Never use abrasive cleaning supplies to remove stains. The backsplash and border will continue to add beauty to your bathroom for many years. Click here for more information for your bathroom remodel.Share