The builder (in '48) used this beige adhesive to adhere the laminate backsplash to the wall in the kitchen. We are going to replace the laminate with tin panels. I started using a putty knife and a hammer to chip it away and it is taking forever. Is there a different way to remove it or does it even need removed? TIA
With tin panels you may not even need to remove it. Cut a panel to fit and see how it looks, can you get them all install evenly without removing it?
As to removing it, you may be better off just cutting out the plaster and replacing it with drywall. Trying to surgically remove that from the plaster is going to be a huge PITA.
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Thanks Sparky, we're learning as we go on things. I just ordered the panels today so, it'll be at least a week before I know what we'll have to do.
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