||10-14-2012 05:15 PM
HELP! Need to remove laminate backsplash
I'm giving my 80's kitchen a makeover before listing house for sale. Have already added large island with sink & granite countertop with expresso cabinets below. Almost finished painting original kitchen cabinets expresso to match. Hoped to remove existing kitchen laminate counters & backsplash and have granite counters & new tile backsplash installed but, must cut budget. To save $$$ decided to paint laminate countertops; intall glass tile backsplash to compliment island. I have run into a "roadblock": HOW TO SEPARATE & REMOVE THE LAMINATE BACKSPLASH?The laminate curves upward from countertop to backsplash area and on to bottom edge of cabinets above counters; is one continual sheet; has no break or seam. I don't know where to cut it and how to remove just the laminate backsplash. I assume I will be adding some type of trim between the laminate countertop edge and new glass tile backsplash. ANY EASY, DIY SUGGESTIONS TO CUT & REMOVE?