Replacing Faux Brick Backsplash

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Old 03-21-19, 11:58 AM
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Replacing Faux Brick Backsplash

I have an older home and it currently has a Faux half brick type backsplash, its not terrible, but I just want to upgrade to some newer tile. They are a pain in the ass to get off and leave a bunch of that "mortar" still on the wall all rough. Am I better off just cutting it all out and putting up new cement board and starting over? Or can I just get it as smooth as possible after I remove them all and tile over the previous plaster? Im not afraid of extra work, but obviously don't prefer it.

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Old 03-21-19, 01:19 PM
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I would cut it all out and replace the substrate. Cement board isn't needed for a backsplash. Regular drywall would be fine. While you're at it, add additional electrical outlets if needed, and run electrical for some undercabinet lighting if you so desire.
 
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Thanks, kind of thought that too. Might be a little pain to cut it out but definitely possible. Good idea with the outlets and cabinet lighting. I will consider it for sure. I also needed a path to run wire for a new circuit for the wiring of a new above range microwave anyways...

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