Everything You Need to Know About Back Painted Glass

Blue Back Painted Glass Walls And A Spacious Island In A Modern Kitchen

Back painted glass adds unique style, color, and aesthetic blends while supporting durability, strength, and versatility. 

Have you ever walked into a home or commercial space that looks sleek, colorful, and contemporary and wondered what it was? Chances are, you were looking at back painted glass. Imagine a perfectly colored, smooth wall with an impeccable sheen and finish that will last for decades. You’ve likely dreamt up this application.

Back painted glass creates customized appearances to any part of your home or commercial space, such as a kitchen backsplash, dry-erase board, and simple wall cladding. Whether you want to add a pop of color to your space or bring a simple yet bold aesthetic, back painting your glass backsplash is a great way to elevate an average backsplash to a whole other level and beyond.

Whether you use painted glass in your kitchen, bathroom, lobby, or office space, there is so much to know and understand about this application, and today, we’re diving into everything you need to know.

Continue reading below to learn more.

What is Back Painted Glass

Back painted glass is a pane of glass that is coated or painted on one side, allowing the glass’s outside surface to remain opaque. Homeowners install the painted side against the wall and the unpainted side facing out. This application looks modern and chic and is rapidly gaining popularity. 

Many homeowners opt for back painted glass instead of wallpapering or distempering to create a contemporary aesthetic. They also choose this application as a kitchen backsplash instead of standard tiles. Painted glass boasts a seamless look that lasts significantly longer than other wall cladding and coloring materials.

Business owners also love the simple, sleek look of back painted glass in their offices and lobby spaces. This application is the way to go if you want to impress your customers and clients with a contemporary look. It also makes for a great dry-erase board to brainstorm ideas and a projection surface to showcase your slide deck.

How is Back Painted Glass Made?

Now that you know a little bit more about painted glass, let’s look at how to make it:

  • A manufacturer will start with a panel of glass cut precisely to the client’s specifications.
  • Next, they thoroughly clean the glass to ensure no smudges, dust, or other debris that could become embedded into the paint and ruin a perfect appearance.
  • Then, manufacturers will tape off the edges surrounding the glass to ensure no overspray from the paint sticks to the front surface of the glass.
  • Then they will lay out the sheet, and apply multiple coats of paint to the back surface of the glass.
  • Depending on the process, manufacturers will place the glass panel into a large oven where the paint is heated and “baked” onto the surface to ensure a secure adhesion. They will apply an adhesive layer before the paint if they do not bake it.
  • Even after manufacturers paint the glass, you can still make edits and have them trim, cut, or even polish the glass.

3 Major Advantages of Painted Glass

Many property owners opt for a back painted glass because of how beautifully it enhances the aesthetics of any space. Aside from its beauty, it actually comes with a few other advantages you should be aware of:

  1. Diverse patterns and colors are available — Back painted glass is available in a wide range of patterns and colors. Regardless of your style and aesthetic, you’ll find something you like!
    Whether you need to find something that matches your existing home decor or you want something that incorporates your company’s colors and logos, you customize your back painted glass design to meet your needs.
  2. Surprisingly durable — For something as stylish as painted glass, you don’t expect it to be strong, durable, and long-lasting. Even years down the line and years of use, back painted glass sheets look just as fresh as they did on their original install date.
    When professionally done, the paint won’t chip or become distorted, which is why it is ideal when used as a kitchen backsplash or even in showers and tub surrounds. A splash of hot water or a splatter of pasta sauce is nothing that this glass can’t handle.
    This glass is resistant to stains, moisture, heat, and scratches, making it a great choice for high-traffic, heavy-use areas in the home, like bathrooms and kitchens, or in a commercial setting, like offices, lobbies, and conference rooms.
  3. Low maintenance — The inner coated side of the painted glass is neatly tucked away behind a layer of glass, maintaining its perfect appearance. This makes back painted glass virtually maintenance-free! All you’ll need to worry about is wiping the surface clean periodically or as necessary. There are no grout lines to fuss over, and the impermeable surface makes sanitizing quick and painless.
  • Here are a few tips to keep your back painted glass clean:
  • Use a soft cloth to wipe the glass surface clean.
  • Avoid scratching pads or brushes with stiff bristles.
  • Use a single-sided razor blade to remove hardened food carefully.
  • Steer clear of harsh cleaning agents that may scratch or etch the glass surface.
  • Apply clear to your cloth instead of directly spraying it onto the glass.

A vibrant office space featuring a desk and a colorful back painted glass wall

Ways to Incorporate Painted Glass 

Regardless of where you install it, back painted glass provides an upscale, modern look. Back-painted glass walls are a good starting point if you want to upgrade your home or office. Here are some ideas on ways you can incorporate this application:

  • Kitchen backsplash
  • Lobby or elevator waiting area wall application
  • Shower, tub surround, and bathroom walls
  • Conference room and office walls
  • Decorative table
  • and more.

Want Back Painted Glass in Your Home or Office? The Pros at New Concepts Glass Design Can Help!

Back painted glass is the perfect kitchen backsplash, bathroom shower surround, and wall cladding for your office. Regardless of where you want it in your space, you are sure to enjoy its modern beauty and functional use, and the professionals at New Concepts Glass Design are here to help you make your vision come to life.

New Concepts Glass Design is Northern Utah’s go-to glass expert, and our team is here to help you with your residential and commercial glass needs. We have over three decades of experience in the glass industry and are ready to take on any of your glass projects. Whether you want to add back painted glass kitchen backsplash, glass handrails throughout, a custom glass wine cellar, or a different glass project, our talented team can help.

Even if you aren’t 100% sure about your vision, our team is here to explore your options and brainstorm ideas to ensure you get precisely what you want. We are dedicated to each of our customers and are happy to take the time to make sure your vision comes to life.

We offer our clients premium customer care, high-quality products, and top-notch service, as our nearly flawless reputation would suggest (seriously, look at our reviews!), and we are proud to be Northern Utah’s leading class company.

Contact the New Concepts Glass Design professionals today to begin your custom glass project in Murray, Park City, Salt Lake City, or a surrounding area today!