Care and patience are your resources when removing an old stone porcelain or glass tile kitchen or bath backsplash in your property. Removal is your approach if you are considering selling the house if the backsplash is outdated or damaged. To minimize harm a slow and soft process is your very best approach. When the tile backsplash has been taken away, the wall painted, sanded and can be patched, or you’ll be able to install a new tile backsplash.

Place several old fashioned cookie sheets on the counter right beneath the old tile backsplash. The grout and tiles will fall into the cookie sheet. Put on gloves and safety glasses to protect your eyes and hands from tiles that are broken and sharp.

Position a little chisel from the grout between the tiles. Pound the chisel gently with a rubber mallet to remove the grout.

Wedge a screwdriver into the distance between the tile and the wallsocket. Gently pry the tile border from the wall.

Wedge a putty knife into the distance produced by the screwdriver. Pry the tile if needed, with a rubber mallet. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to remove all of the old backsplash tiles.

Sand any grout off the wall with a fine grade sandpaper.

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