removing old countertop backsplash

I think I can manage replacing my worn kitchen countertops - the countertops should come off of the underlying cabinets, remove some screws maybe - but I'm wondering if there are any tricks to getting the backsplash removed from the wall without tearing away the underlying wallboard - I'm assuming that the backsplash is liquid-nailed to the wallboard - any suggestions? Thanks!
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Texas Yankee wrote:

Sometimes the drywall paper peels off with the b/s if it's glued. Fact of life. Can't be helped. Depending upon what you're going back with for a splash will determine if you need to replace the drywall.
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Thanks - I'll probably replace the existing backsplash with something very similar - same size, same laminate material - assuming that the drywall paper peels off when I remove the old backsplash, what type of prep do I have to do before putting up the new laminate backsplash? If the wallboard comes off in chunks with the old laminate backsplash, then do I need to piece in replacement wallboard before putting up the new backsplash? Thanks again!

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Texas Yankee wrote:

If it's just some of the paper that comes off I wouldn't sweat it. Install the new splash over it, no harm no foul. But it would be best to replace the drywall if it's broken.
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Score the paper above the present backsplash so the paper doesn't rip up the wall. Then caulk this area when the new spalsh is in place. Rich

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Damm, you guys are good! THANKS!!

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