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How To Clean and Maintain Your Splashback

Splashbacks are a stylish and functional addition to any kitchen. Not only do they protect your walls from spills and splatters, but they also add a unique visual touch to the space. However, with regular use, splashbacks can become dirty and stained, which is why it’s important to know how to maintain them. That is why we have provided expert tips and tricks on how to keep your splashback looking new for years to come.

Regular Cleaning

A splashback should be cleaned on a regular basis to maintain its appearance and prevent the buildup of grime, stains, and bacteria. The frequency of cleaning will depend on how often the splashback is used, and how much cooking or food preparation takes place in the area. If the splashback is in a high-use area such as a kitchen, it may need to be cleaned weekly or even daily. In less frequently used areas such as a guest bathroom, it may only need to be cleaned monthly.

It’s also a good idea to clean the splashback after any spills or splashes occur to prevent staining or discoloration. Additionally, if you are noticing that there is a buildup of grime or stains, it’s time to give it a good cleaning. It is important to understand the proper way to clean your splashback to prevent any damages to the material:

To clean a splashback, you will need the following materials: a mild soap, a sponge or cloth, and warm water.

  1. Begin by mixing a small amount of mild soap with warm water in a bucket or sink.
  2. Using a sponge or cloth, gently scrub the splashback, paying special attention to any stubborn stains or grime.
  3. Rinse the splashback thoroughly with warm water to remove any remaining soap residue.
  4. Dry the splashback with a clean cloth or towel to prevent water spots.

What Not To Do

There are some important points to take into consideration when cleaning your splashback so that you don’t damage the surface of the splashback.

  • Do not use harsh chemicals 
  • Do not use abrasive scrubbers
  • Do not leave food splashes on the surface for a long period of time 
  • Do not use acrylic splashbacks closer than 200mm from a heat source

When To Replace Your Splashback

Splashbacks have a long life span and can last in your kitchen for years, however, there are some occasions when you might want to replace your splashback. A splashback should be replaced if it is showing signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, chips, or discolouration, or if it is no longer effective at protecting the wall behind it from moisture and food splatters.

On the other hand, you might just want to upgrade your entire space and the splashback will no longer match the colour of your room. 

However, it’s important to note that the lifespan of a splashback can vary widely depending on the material it’s made of, how well it was installed, and how well it has been maintained. Some materials like tile or stainless steel can last a lifetime if they are well taken care of, while others like laminate can have a shorter lifespan.


Ordering A Splashback

Ordering a splashback at Cut Plastic Sheeting couldn’t be easier. All of our materials are available cut to size and shape so they can fit any space that you have in your home. The materials are also available as a sample if you want to check the colour and quality before committing to a custom sheet. We are completely transparent with our pricing so you can select which product you like, enter your measurements and get an instant price. 

For more information on Acrylic, Perspex, MDF, Dibond and Polycarbonate please visit our Guide and Blog sections of the website.


Cut Plastic Sheeting are based on the south Coast in Ivybridge, Devon UK. We have a full manufacturing facility which enables us to offer Cut To Size Acrylic as well as Cut To Size MDF. Shop our full range of products, including our Clear Acrylic, coloured acrylic and more recent MDF Wood Sheet ranges.


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Post By Cerys Furnival

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