How do I remove brick that has been used as a backsplash.

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I really do not like brick as a back splash. However my house came with it. After looking at it for 5 years, I really need a change. The walls are lath and plaster, so I do not want to damage the was itself. I really hope you can help me.




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  • Linda Linda on Feb 17, 2018
    Not sure this would work, but you might get some kind of grout to fill in the grooves to make a smooth surface, (ask at home store for advice) and then apply something over it...peel and stick, paint...tile?

  • Pjo26908388 Pjo26908388 on Feb 17, 2018
    It sounds like it might be a brick veneer. Brick is porous and usually not to hard to remove. Get a thin smaller (18" or so in length) crow bar to work under one brick with the flat edge and carefully loosen- keeping the bar parallel to the tile. Use a rubber mallet to hit the bar end. Remove one row at a time.

    If you work slowly and figure the best way to remove them youll have a decent surface for something else.

    Don't worry about the plaster because it will likely need a skim coat of plaster. Keeping the bar flat against the brick back will keep the lath from breaking up.

  • Sherri M. Sherri M. on Feb 17, 2018
    You could milk or chalk paint it. There's a DIY on this site to do it, the results look great!

  • Kac32568501 Kac32568501 on Feb 17, 2018
    Unless you know what you're doing, plaster is difficult to repair. I would talk to the pros at the home store or hardware store for options but paint really does work miracles.

  • Liz Hardy Liz Hardy on Feb 17, 2018
    thank you all for your help. These are all good ideas and I will start in a corner not really seen, just in case I goof up. I'm sorry for the misspelling in my post. Not sure if it's my computer messing up or my fingers. lol. I will post my results as soon as I can.