Putting up a kitchen backsplash......what to use for the wall surface

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  • Wendy Wendy on Jun 11, 2018
    Some fun backsplash ideas are- tin tile, glass gems, faux brick!
  • Janice Saxon Chastain Janice Saxon Chastain on Jun 11, 2018
    Home depot has stick on stuff you can use a lot cheaper and you can remove with hair dryer when ready to replace.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 11, 2018
    I think you are asking what to use on the wall, behind the tile...?
    Most home improvement stores carry a concrete backer for wall tile... on a wall 1/4 inch would work well.... BUT... do some research at the home improvement store AND a specialty tile store... get information and then make your choices from there... what you use will depend on the type of back splash you choose.
  • SimplyDesigning SimplyDesigning on Jun 11, 2018
    If you already have walls in place and no backsplash, as long as the walls are in place, you should be able to tile right over the existing walls. We have done that. We have also ripped up existing tile and installed new backerboard and new tile! You can see exactly how we did that here: https://simplydesigning.net/kitchen-remodel-reveal/
  • Linda Linda on Jun 12, 2018
    Cement board backer is not used for kitchen wall backsplash. Usually done directly to wall. You can purchase premixed mastic to affix tiles, bagged mortar which you will mix or tile mat set, a double stick roll adheres to wall and tile. In either choice add tile and grout after. The mat method can be grounted right away the other options require 24 hours to dry first. Hope this helps
  • Mga8127714 Mga8127714 on Jun 12, 2018
    dont see the backsplash video on the link.
  • Janice Saxon Chastain Janice Saxon Chastain on Jun 12, 2018
    No but Faux Backsplash is what it is.
  • William William on Jun 18, 2018
    Just go directly over you existing wall. No need to put anything on the wall.
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