How to kitchen back splash
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You can use wallpaper or bead board, but most use some kind of subway tile or peel and stick tiles. Go to Floor and Decor and check out all the options. Lowes and Home Depot have options too.
For tile backsplash, you first need to put up backer board. It is sold in the tile department. It is your true waterproof barrier. There are also special screws for this. Over the backer goes thinset. This needs to be applied with a trowel that has teether on the edge. You put down a thick coat of thinset and then remove with the the teeth edge which leaves a consistent depth of thinset to facilitate level installation of the tiles. Some tiles need a thin back butter (a thin coat of thinset on back of tile) to help it adhere. Place your tiles in level rows. Generally starting with a chalk line and at the visual center of the backsplash. Squish the tiles around so that they are level between tiles. Tile spacers are extremely helpful to ensure level tiles and equal spacing. Allow the thinset to thoroughly dry before grouting. Very narrow grout lines can accommodate non-sanded grout. Wider grout lines require sanded grout. Squish grout into lines going in different directions and filling gaps. Allow to set up for a couple of minutes and then wash grout off the tile. Once the rinse is water comes out clear, rinse 2 more times. Allow to dry for 2 days and then seal.
Hi Denise, hope this helps you
Here is how to do a simple tile backsplash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNDISOzizbY
Here's a super easy backsplash I did: https://bachelorettepadflip.com/2014/03/03/diy-kitchen-backsplash-tutorial/
Here is a beautiful one we made recently https://www.homeroad.net/2013/09/tin-ceiling-backsplash.html
The peel on subway tiles on amazon are a great budget backsplash option.