DIY Splash Guard Behind the Stove

The wall behind a kitchen stove is often splattered with liquid from bubbling pots and grease from frying pans. Protect this wall by installing a stainless steel wall panel behind the stove to act as a splash guard. These panels are sold at many home improvement stores. They can be quickly installed with just a few screws. Once installed, stains and residues can be easily wiped away with a damp sponge.

Cook with confidence by installing a splash guard behind your stove.

Step 1

Slide the stove away from the wall, so there is enough room to work behind it.

Step 2

Hold the stainless steel panel against the wall, so the bottom of the panel is level with the countertop.

Step 3

Mark the location of the screw holes onto the wall by tracing them with a pencil.

Step 4

Drill pilot holes into the wall where you had marked the screws in pencil. Do not drill any deeper than the length of the screws.

Step 5

Place the stainless steel panel against the wall, lining up the screw holes in the panel with the holes that you just drilled into the wall.

Step 6

Secure the panel to the wall by inserting screws through the holes in the panel and screwing them with a screwdriver into the pilot holes in the wall. Carefully push the stove back into place.

About the Author

Sarah Bradburn is an interior designer and writer living in Phoenix. She holds an associate degree in interior design and owns an interior design business. Bradburn has worked in high-end residential design, as well as model-home merchandising.