The Best Way to Remove a Laminate Backsplash
Q: I am trying to remove my old laminate countertops. After popping loose a couple of screws, the countertop tilts up easily, but the backsplash portion seems very solid. Are these types of backsplashes usually glued to the wall? What’s the best way to remove it?
A: The backsplash may indeed be glued to the wall. Many laminate countertops also come with the backsplash pre-attached at the factory, which means they want to go in—and come out—as one single piece. First, cut the caulk line around the perimeter of the backsplash, so when it pulls away it will not damage the rest of the wall. Remove any screws or fasteners that hold the backsplash and top to the counter or wall. Then, use a reciprocating saw to cut the countertop at the sink opening. Pry the countertop away from the counter, and then pry the backsplash away from the wall separately.
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