Back painted glass is any form of clear glass that is painted from the back side and viewed from the front side. Back painted glass is widely used for architectural glass, colored glass walls for interior glazing, colored glass back splashes, glass marker boards and dry erase boards, colored glass counter tops, shower walls, artistic glass, and more. Back painted glass is a modern alternative to other surfacing materials such as tiles and laminates in the world's decorative and architectural industries.

A recent new use to back painted glass uses 6mm Clear Low Iron Glass, "back painted" in a variety of colours (chosen by the consumer) and used as place mats for table settings, desktop protectors, table tops, and other creative solutions.