Removing a side splash and backsplash from bathroom

by Connied804
What is the easiest and least damaging way to remove a sidesplash and backsplash made of laminate from the walls? I'm replacing my countertop to a granite top and the top has been easy, but the trim is tough to get off. Any ideas?

  4 answers
  • Linda Linda on May 21, 2018

    I would try with a chisel and hammer. If not you may need a prybar. It may damage the wall a bit. You can apply mesh patches to cover holes and fill in with drywall mud and leveling any rough spots. Hope this helps

    • Connied804 Connied804 on May 21, 2018

      Thanks, Linda. I thought there had to be a better way, but I guess not.

  • Christierei Christierei on May 21, 2018

    You could try a heat gun aimed at the edges. This would help loosen up any glue. Don't be afraid of trying a crowbar to get it out. These are usually glued down and will leave marks when removed. The good news is that it is not too hard to repair. Plus, a new back splash will cover it up.

  • Connied804 Connied804 on May 21, 2018

    Thank you. I did remove it by crowbar on my other bathroom remodel, so your answer reinforced that that was the best for me, since I don't have a heat gun.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on May 22, 2018

    This should help you out!