Can I cover Brick backsplash? Or must I remove it?

by Kay21163293
how to cover it, and with what? Or do I have to remove it?

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 24, 2017

    Do you want to paint it?

  • Kathy Guy Kathy Guy on Apr 24, 2017

    the only way to cover the brick would be to drywall it and then put in a new back splash. Or you will have to remove the brick first. Are you sure it is full brick or just a 1/2 brick facing?

    • Chr10052247 Chr10052247 on Apr 24, 2017

      thats exactly what I was thinking! If it's a brick veneer it may not hold the drywall... if it were me, I'd paint the mortar and then whitewash the brick!

  • Ree19165143 Ree19165143 on Apr 25, 2017

    We put ceramic tile over the brick which surrounded our fireplace and it looks great. They had to float the brick first( cover with cement stuff to make it smooth so the tile would stay on)

  • Peanutbutter Peanutbutter on Apr 27, 2017

    painted brick is really in, can you just do that? If you are sick of the brick and it is real, you will have to put up concrete board and then retile. Or 1/4" drywall and paint.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 06, 2023

    Hi Kay, it is lot less physical work to paint the brick than to remove it, and you can always change the colors over the years.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 06, 2023

    Painting is always less work then removing brick. If you don't like the look of paint you could white wash it and that would still allow some of the natural variations in the brick to show thru while giving it a face lift at the same time.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 07, 2023

    If your brick and mortar are in good shape, I would consider painting it, if you are tired of it and want a backsplash, the brick has to either be removed or mortar filled in to attach the drywall.