Kitchen Backsplash....Sheetrock cut too short.


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Old 12-16-10, 07:33 AM
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Kitchen Backsplash....Sheetrock cut too short.

Installing a backsplash in my kitchen and noticed that the backboard between the bottom of the bar top and the counter below was cut a bit too short when the house was originally built. Thinking of putting glass tiles in this area but there's nothing for the glass to stick to at the top. What would be an easy thing to put in that recess? Link below to pictures.

http://us.mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/down...ean=0&inline=1

http://us.mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/down...ean=0&inline=1
 

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Old 12-16-10, 11:42 AM
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Something is wrong with your picture links. Nothing comes up.
 
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Old 12-16-10, 06:35 PM
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Johnny, thanks for your reply. Lady at Home Depot said that joint compound is the way to go. Normally I take their advice with a grain of salt but this girl seemed to know her stuff!
 
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Old 12-17-10, 04:00 AM
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If this is a void you might need more than just j/c. You might get away with drywall tape and j/c or maybe a setting compound like durabond. If you can fix your link for the pics it would help us help you better

http://forum.doityourself.com/electr...your-post.html
 
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Old 12-17-10, 12:08 PM
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Mark, thanks for that link. Pictures are here......




Thanks,

Barry
 

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Old 12-18-10, 03:58 AM
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Joint compound should work fine although a setting compound like durabond might be better. Setting compounds aren't water soluble but they are HARD to sand. If I'm not mistaken, glass tiles need a an evenly colored surface to be applied to so you can't notice what's behind the tile. Johnny knows a LOT more about tile than me so hopefully he'll chime in later
 
 

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