Cleaning Tips for a Tin Tile Backsplash

What You'll Need
Mild detergent
Nail brush
Hot water
Cleaning cloth
Drying cloth
Buffing cloth
Mr. Sheen or similar product
Metal cleaner (if rust needs to be removed)

A tin tile backsplash is a decorative addition to any kitchen, but it can be difficult to maintain. Oil, food, dirt and dust can easily settle in. You can keep tin tiles looking their best with regular upkeep. You can also avoid rust when you keep the tin tile backsplash clean and dry.


  1. If tiles are rusty, remove as much rust as possible with the metal cleaner.
  2. Wash the tin tile backsplash thoroughly with detergent.
  3. Rinse it well.
  4. Fill the bucket with hot water and 1/4 cup detergent.
  5. Wet the tiles down.
  6. Use a nail brush to clean intricate areas.
  7. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  8. Apply Mr. Sheen.
  9. Buff the tiles.


  • Wipe the tin tile backsplash every couple of days to avoid buildup.
  • Reapply Mr. Sheen on a weekly basis.
  • Choose a metal cleaner for chrome; this type of cleaner is less abrasive.
  • Tin tiles are delicate, so don't push too hard when you clean them.
  • In place of Mr. Sheen, a mild car wax solution can protect tiles.
  • Don't use metal scourers of any sort on tin tiles. They will scratch the surface.
  • Rather than using scrapers, you should soak hard to remove materials before you scrub the tin tile backsplash.
  • Oven cleaner is an excellent alternative to metal cleaner.