Can You Put Glass Backsplash on Drywall?

It took a long time of saving and even more time to plan, but you’re finally getting that second bathroom added to your house.

You’re very excited about more privacy, as there won’t be such a long line among your family to use the bathroom in the mornings when there’s a second bathroom in the house. Plus, you know that this addition will increase your home’s curb appeal as well. That’s always a great feeling, even if you have no intention of selling your home anytime soon.

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into the design of the new bathroom. You know you want a glass backsplash, but you’re not sure when to get it installed.

Can you put a glass backsplash on drywall, or do you have to wait until the walls are finished and then get the backsplash built?

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You can indeed put a glass backsplash directly on drywall.

If the backsplash is close to your shower, you might want to consider a water-resistant backer board before the backsplash goes on the drywall. This way, if water happens to spray near the drywall, you won’t have to worry about it failing with time.

To prepare the drywall for installation, double-check that the drywall doesn’t have any remaining blobs or dry bits of paint. If the drywall is still laden with paint, then scrape it away.

It’s also a good idea to feel around for glossy surfaces and then sand them over. This will make installation a smoother job. You can use 100-grit sandpaper.

Once your backsplash is affixed to the drywall, you can begin using it. Backsplashes are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom since they protect the walls from getting wet and–in the case of the kitchen–dirty from food residue.

glass backsplash

At CBD Glass, we afford you an extensive variety of backsplash options. You can customize yours from the ground up, selecting from any shape, size, and design. Whether you want a single piece of glass for the backsplash or smaller tiles attached together, that’s completely up to you.

Keeping your backsplash looking clean is very easy. About once a week, you should use a soft microfiber cloth and some water to wipe down the backsplash. This will remove surface marks like fingerprints as well as grime.

For more stubborn bits of food or grime that don’t want to come off just with water, fill a small basin with water and mild dish soap. Dip a clean microfiber cloth into the basin and rub the area.

Your backsplash will look clean before you know it!

If yours is indeed a single sheet of glass, then a streak-free finish is all the more important. You should use a microfiber cloth to dry the backsplash. Rub the cloth in the same direction throughout, as this will prevent streaks.