How do I put up a back splash and connect to the formica counter?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 01, 2018
    what type of backsplash?normally it is not connected
  • Mamabear318 Mamabear318 on Jun 01, 2018
    Are you talking about installing a tile, glass, etc back splash? If that is the case, just start tiling using spacers to rest your first course and you will fill with grout. I would also suggest clear caulk at the seam.
    If you are talking about a four inch backsplash that matches the lamp are, then construction adhesive on the wall and where you are attaching it to the top. Again clear caulk on the seam. Hope this helps





  • Gk Gk on Jun 01, 2018
    You could use some quarter round trim to hide the seam between the backsplash and the top of the formica counter.
    • Sophia Sophia on Jun 01, 2018
      I don't know how to do a backsplash... I was hoping for suggestions that would be easy and attractive. And inexpensive. I need to get out of this place... asap.


  • Annie Annie on Jun 01, 2018
    There are metal strips for this purpose. I think the company is Schluter?
    • Sophia Sophia on Jun 01, 2018
      I don't know what metal strips you are referring to. I just need to fix this place up so I can get out of the mobile home park. It's like living under Marshal law. I despise it.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 01, 2018
    You could use a clear silicone where the two meet.
  • William William on Jun 01, 2018
    Do not use quarter round at the seam. It will rot from moisture. Start your backsplash at the countertop. Make sure it's level as you go up. Caulk the seam where the countertop and backsplash meet. Do not use grout. It will crack and pop out with counter and wall movement.
  • Annie Annie on Jun 01, 2018
    Ok. Let’s start from the beginning...what’s on the wall now? What are you hoping to accomplish? Just cover what’s there? Maybe a picture could help us.
  • Annie Annie on Jun 01, 2018
    Ok. Let’s start from the beginning...what’s on the wall now? What are you hoping to accomplish? Just cover what’s there? A picture would help so much.
  • Gk Gk on Jun 02, 2018
    You can go to Menards, Home Depot or Lowes and purchase stick on tiles that come in 12 x 12 sheets--you can cut them to fit. You can also use wallpaper and there is a removable Contac paper that comes in some pretty colors and designs that would be easy to apply and be inexpensive. You could use some masking tape and paint to paint some abstract designs, stripes, or squares. You could use some ship lap or metal tiles. Menards, Home Depot, and Lowes also have stick on decals--my daughter used silver glitter dots on a wall--looks great. There are many numerous ideas on Hometalk and Pinterest that you could do. Some are more expensive--some are not. Look around and see what you like and can afford. Good Luck!

  • Sophia Sophia on Jun 02, 2018
    Thank you.

    This is the counter with blue bleach and cornmeal and the ant thing.. to kill the ants. There are ants where I live and they come in under that board they call a back splash that you can see is very warped.

    The duck is sitting on the widow sill.

    I need the most effective, least expensive. I am no so sure about contact paper. It's paper. If I use the peel and stick, do I stop at the counter or curve it to also be on the counter?

    How do I remove the 'back splash' without damaging the dry wall?



  • Sophia Sophia on Jun 02, 2018
    So use the press and stick and stop when I get to the counter... then use a silicone bead?
  • Sophia Sophia on Jun 03, 2018
    Did you guys see the photo I posted?