How do you remove laminate backsplash?


Quick Answer

Removing a laminate backsplash often requires a combination of intensive labor, glue-dissolving solution and the use of a circular saw. Depending on how the laminate backsplash was installed, the removal process can range in levels of difficulty.

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The steps below offer several methods for removing a laminate backsplash. Since the work is labor intensive it is a good idea to ask a friend for help.

  1. Putty knife
  2. Wedge the putty knife in between the laminate backsplash and the wall. Use a hammer to tap the top of the putty knife and break loose the laminate backsplash from its adhesive. A glue-dissolving solution is required to remove the adhesive from the wall once the laminate is removed.

  3. Glue-dissolving solution
  4. Place a glue-dissolving solution behind the backsplash and allow it to break the backsplash away from the adhesive. Once the solution weakens the glue, pull the backsplash away from the wall. A putty knife helps loosen the grip and makes pulling the laminate backsplash away from the wall much easier.

  5. Circular saw
  6. A circular saw can be used to cut portions of the laminate backsplash away from the wall. Use the saw to cut out small portions of the laminate and pull the piece away from the wall before moving on to the next piece. A glue-dissolving solution helps remove any left over adhesive on the wall after the laminate is removed.

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