Advantages of Using Back Painted Glass

7 Advantages of Using Back Painted Glass

Posted by | 23-12-2019

At Glass Showers & More, we often receive the question, “What is back-painted glass, and how is it used?”

While it sounds like it might be something complicated, back-painted glass is exactly as the name suggests – glass which has been painted on the backside. This leaves the front side of the glass shiny and smooth but no longer transparent. Rather than seeing through the glass, you see the colour painted behind it.

Back painted glass is especially popular in modern kitchens and office spaces. It’s a great choice for a concept room or a statement wall, standing out from the rest of your home in its shiny opulence.

Back-painted glass adds a touch of elegance, modernity, and uniqueness to every room it graces. It’s the perfect way to spruce up an outdated design, add a little something extra to your office, or increase the sell-factor of a model home.

Here we’ll discuss the major benefits of back-painted glass and why so many homeowners are choosing to incorporate it into their designs.

1. Thinking outside the box

If there’s one thing every design-conscious homeowner is looking for, it’s uniqueness. Many houses are being built with the same cookie-cutter exteriors, and many of the same interior features as well. Setting your house apart with something bespoke to you is an excellent way to increase the ‘wow’ factor and show up the neighbours.

Back-painted glass isn’t hard to come by, but many homeowners either don’t know about it or don’t think to use it in their home design plans. It’s quite astounding how something so simple makes such a large impact on the look of a room, but back-painted glass manages to draw the eye every time.

2. Increase your selling factor

For homeowners hoping to list a house on the market, adding a back-painted glass accent makes all the difference. On the lengthy tour of local houses, yours is sure to stand out in their minds as the one with that beautiful glass feature.

Use back-painted glass in your island counter, floor, wall, room divider, or fireplace mantle. Whatever the choice, it will keep your house at the forefront of the buyer’s mind as they make their rounds.

3. It’s easy to install

One of the worst parts of a home redecorating project is waiting for everything to be complete so you can resume life. An advantage of using back-painted glass in your design is the ease and quickness of installation.

The delicate nature of glass helps keep it one of the quickest installation projects as professionals want to carefully get it into place before anything happens to it. If measurements are precise and the glass is cut well, installing the pieces into your project is simple.

Of course, some projects take longer than others to complete. For example, if you’re installing back-painted glass into a portion of your walk-in shower, it might take longer to install than if you’re using it in a kitchen wall as a backsplash.

4. No shortage of selection

Back painted glass has so many amazing choices to offer from a myriad of customizable shapes and colours to the option of texturization. Your back-painted glass is designed to fit in with your dream motif perfectly.

Back painted glass is versatile, used in many rooms for many purposes. You can use the same colour and style of glass in the bathroom as you do the kitchen or in the bedroom that you do the living room.

Tie your house together with the same colours, textures and keep your guests wondering how you’ve made such a noticeable change to your home in such a short time.

5. Easily accessible to Ontarians

Some home décor projects must be shipped in from Italy, bought on vacation in the United States, or flown over from Southeast Asia. Back painted glass is accessible to you right here in Ontario.

All you need to do is partner with a local glass specialist and inquire about their back-painted glass options. Some specialists only produce the glass, requiring you to contact an installation expert. Other companies provide the glass and installation, depending on the project.

Shopping local means supporting the local economy. This is a great way to achieve the home design look you want while sustaining the community you live in.

6. Easy to clean

Unlike porous wood and paint, back-painted glass gives you all the colour you want without the rough surface to clean. Like all glass surfaces, these products wipe clean with glass cleaner or a solution of vinegar and water. Wipe with a microfiber cloth for best results and enjoy a shiny, streak-free glass feature.

Another benefit is that back-painted glass unless being used as a backsplash, shouldn’t require regular cleaning the way that other surfaces do though this depends on lifestyle and use.

Houses with small children and pets, for example, might find a few nose and fingerprints on their back-painted glass from time to time. Otherwise, a gentle cleaning once a week is plenty to maintain optimal shine.

7. The privacy factor

Back-painted glass is a great addition to an external containment unit, like a balcony or deck fence. It gives the shine and modernity of glass without transparency. This offers some privacy from nosy neighbours and onlookers.

The same concept works for back-painted glass shower doors. The easy to clean, mildew resistant glass door works like any standard glass door, but nobody can see you in the shower.

If you’re interested in back-painted glass and what it could do to liven up your living space, call Glass Showers & More at 1-416-800-1156 or contact us here.

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