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How to maintain a glass splashback

How to maintain a glass splashback

A glass splashback is a great addition to any kitchen, not just for its aesthetic appeal, but for its practicality.

While spills, splashes and smudges are inevitable in any kitchen, one of the main benefits of a glass splashback is how easy they are to clean and maintain. In this article, we guide you through the process of maintaining your glass splashback.

We’ll tell you everything from how to clean it, what not to do when cleaning it, how to remove it if necessary, how to fix it if it gets scratched, the risks of not cleaning it properly, whether or not to seal it, and signs that it's time to replace your glass splashback.

How to Clean Your Glass Splashback

Cleaning your glass splashback is an easy process, and you only need a few things.

You'll need a soft cloth or sponge, a non-abrasive cleaning solution, and warm water. Use a mild cleaning solution, such as vinegar and water, or a specially formulated glass cleaner.

Start by spraying the cleaning solution onto the surface of the splashback, then wipe it down with a soft cloth or sponge in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean cloth to prevent water spots.

For light stains, a solution of warm water and a small amount of dish soap can be effective. For stubborn grime, you can use a solution of baking soda and water to create a paste, which should be left on the stain for a few minutes before wiping away with a soft cloth or sponge.

What Not to Do When Cleaning Your Glass Splashback

When cleaning your glass splashback, avoid using abrasive materials, such as steel wool or scouring pads, which can scratch the surface.

Similarly, avoid using harsh chemicals or acidic cleaners, as they can damage the glass. Instead, stick to mild cleaning solutions and soft cloths or sponges to ensure the longevity of your glass splashback.

How to Remove a Glass Splashback if You Need To

In some cases, it may be necessary to remove your glass splashback for cleaning or repair.

Start by turning off the power to any electrical outlets located behind the splashback. Then, carefully remove any screws or adhesive holding the splashback in place.

Use a putty knife or scraper to loosen any adhesive, taking care not to damage the wall or the splashback. Once the splashback is removed, clean it thoroughly and make any necessary repairs before re-installing it.

How to Fix a Glass Splashback if it Gets Scratched

If your glass splashback gets scratched, there are a few options for repair.

For minor scratches, a glass polishing kit can be effective in buffing out the scratch. For deeper scratches, it may be necessary to replace the affected glass. If replacement is needed, it's important to consult a professional to ensure the repair is done safely and effectively.

Risks of Not Regularly Cleaning Your Glass Splashback?

Not cleaning your glass splashback regularly leads to a build-up of dirt, grime, and bacteria, which can be harmful to your health. Remember to clean behind the splashback too, as this can be a prime area for mould growth if left for too long.

Regular cleaning and maintenance of your glass splashback is essential to ensure a clean and healthy kitchen environment.

Do You Need to Seal a Kitchen Splashback?

Sealing a kitchen splashback is not always necessary, but it can provide more protection from stains and moisture. Generally, for splashbacks made from toughened or laminated glass, sealing is not necessary. If you're unsure whether to seal your glass splashback or not, consult with a professional installer or manufacturer for guidance.

Signs It's Time to Replace Your Glass Splashback

While glass splashbacks are durable and long-lasting, there may come a time when it's best to replace them. Signs that it's time to replace your glass splashback include:

  • Deep scratches or cracks
  • Significant discoloration or fading
  • Outdated design

A new glass splashback gives your kitchen a fresh, modern look while providing the practical benefits of easy cleaning and maintenance.

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If you have any questions or concerns about maintaining your glass splashback, or if you're interested in a new clear, painted, or printed splashback, don't hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts are here to provide guidance and assistance every step of the way. Shop our online range or contact us today to see how we can help you make the most of your kitchen with a beautiful, functional glass splashback.

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