Area above upstands

(4 Posts)
MilestoneMum Sat 23-Aug-14 10:03:36

Our new kitchen has upstands and we were planning on paint above it but our tap is a bit splashy so wondering If we should tile after all.

But I loathe keeping grouting clean so would prefer paint i can just wipe down. Am I making a huge mistake?

PigletJohn Sat 23-Aug-14 10:57:02

if the upstands are chipboard with a vinyl wrap, they will not last long behind the sink. A water-resistant treatment like tiles or a splashback will last longer there.

Elizabeth22 Mon 25-Aug-14 14:56:09

Could you have a glass splash back above the upstand cut to fit the area exactly so no grouting? You can get all kinds of colours.

lazysummer Tue 26-Aug-14 19:18:23

We have a larger granite upstand above the sink. It still gets splashed though, with water, washing up liquid etc. I think a large glass up stand is a good idea.

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