Kristin
Kristin
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How to update a backsplash


Step by step tutorial on how to update your backsplash.
Step by step tutorial on how to update a tired backsplash.
Step by step tutorial on how to update a tired backsplash.
how to update a backsplash, kitchen backsplashes, kitchen design
Remove whatever surface is existing.  Because it was tile, the dry wall came off with it so we just cut a new piece of drywall and screwed it into the studs of the wall
Remove whatever surface is existing. Because it was tile, the dry wall came off with it so we just cut a new piece of drywall and screwed it into the studs of the wall
Find yourself some ceramic tile adhesive or thin set
Find yourself some ceramic tile adhesive or thin set
Scoop it out of the bucket with the edge of a V-notched trowel and sweep across the drywall.
Scoop it out of the bucket with the edge of a V-notched trowel and sweep across the drywall.
Firmly press the glass tile onto the thin set.
Firmly press the glass tile onto the thin set.
Begin to grout.
Begin to grout.
The directions are on the back but basically you will want to pack the grout deep into the joints, but don't get any into the seam between the tiles and the counter-top. Next clean the surface with a soft sponge and water, rinsing the sponge often. Wait 30 minutes and buff off the "haze" with a clean, dry cloth until the glass tiles are nice and shiny.
The directions are on the back but basically you will want to pack the grout deep into the joints, but don't get any into the seam between the tiles and the counter-top. Next clean the surface with a soft sponge and water, rinsing the sponge often. Wait 30 minutes and buff off the "haze" with a clean, dry cloth until the glass tiles are nice and shiny.
Squeeze a thin bead of tub-and-tile caulk between the back-splash and countertop.
Squeeze a thin bead of tub-and-tile caulk between the back-splash and countertop.
Enjoy the new look!
Enjoy the new look!
Kristin

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Mary
    on Jan 12, 2017

    Hi there - how did you finish the edges to the right of the sink? both on top and at the end where it meets the painted wall? Did you use caulk there as well?

  • Debbie
    on May 9, 2018

    do they make paintable tub and tile caulk?


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