FAQs

Q.What colours are available?
A.Colorit offers a comprehensive range of colours from the Resene and Dulux range. We can colour match to these brands as well as having the Graphic Glass range of colours.
Q.What type of Glass is used?
A.The coating system can be applied to virtually any type of glass. Generally, for wall lining applications such as splashbacks, Colorit would use 5 mm annealed or toughened glasses. Depending on what colour you are wanting will dictate if the glass type is Clear Float Glass (has a green tint to it) or the Super Clear Low Iron glass which is recommended to get the correct colour match.
Q.How is the Splashback fixed to the wall?
A.Colorit splashbacks are attached to the wall by way of a clear adhesive silicone that is tested to be compliant with the paint coating. The edges are then sealed where appropriate to give a final clean finish.
Q.Is Colorit product transparent or opaque?
A.Our splashbacks are opaque when held up to a solid surface, so it doesn’t matter if the wall colour is different behind the splashback, you won’t see it.
Q.How does one obtain a price for a splashback?
A.Due to the complexity of pricing with so many variables, the best solution is to simply call or email us via the website and we will come out and see you to do a free measure and quote. Or send us a sketch showing dimensions and special requirements such as, power-points and we will return a quote to you. See our contacts details on the contact page.
Q.Is there any requirement for "special fire board" behind the glass?
A.No, under the gas standard NZS 5261:2003, 5mm toughened glass adhered to paper faced gypsum wallboard does comply with the standard. In most instances, there is no longer any requirement for fire-rated board behind the glass. Click here to contact Colorit if you have any queries on this matter.
Q.Colorit Glass backed up with a guarantee?
A.Yes, we offer a 10-year guarantee against the coatings delaminating from the glass.
Q.What size splashbacks can be produced?
A.Our process is limited by the size of glass stock sheets and the furnace dimensions where toughened glass is required. With Clear Float glass (has the green tint), 3660mm is the maximum length and with the Super Clear Low Iron glass 3210mm.
Q.How are power points and switches dealt with?
A.We make a cutout in the glass slightly smaller than the size of the plastic cover allowing the electrical component to screw up against the glass thus covering the edges of the cutout and giving a nice clean finish. Power points/switches need to be positioned at least 20mm from the edge of the glass to allow for toughening.
Q.Do you do un-painted clear glass splashbacks?
A.We don’t recommend this for a few reasons. Firstly the glass cannot be secured to the wall via the silicone adhesive, so screws would have to be used. Secondly, it cannot be sealed around the edges as the silicone will be seen behind the glass. The outcome of this is moisture and bugs get behind the glass and the look is ruined. We can paint the glass the same colour as your wall and you will get that seamless look.
Q.What if my rangehood is curved?
A.No problem. We will template the shape of the rangehood and cut the glass to match.
Q.If I have new GIB board behind where a splashback is going should it be painted?
A.It is recommended to seal the plaster board with a sealer undercoat for best adhesion results.