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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?
 

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You may end up with a mess----


Cutting off the back splash portion will cause the counter top to sag---I really think you will wreck the top---the back splash is the support for the back edge---
 

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If I was looking to buy a house and saw the laminite tops had been painted I'd take the price of new tops right off the asking price.
 

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I'd just leave the countertop alone. Lots of people (myself included) buy houses knowing they are going to remodel them. So why spend your money on such a trivial thing? Besides, many people don't care for the latest trendy glass tile look.
 
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