Hello, I have made an arbrite countertop and have made a seperate 4 inch
high backsplash for the back of the countertop. I need to glue it to the
kitchen wall... The wall is primed and newly painted drywall ...Basically I
am glueing 3/4 inch plywood to the wall as that is what I made the
backsplash out of... I'm wondering what type of glue to use. I have a tube
of Polyurethane construction adhesive and thinking I may use
that...Thoughts?... Thank you... Jim
On Feb 17, 7:17 am, email@example.com (Doug Miller) wrote:
Doug have you ever used these?
A few problems that might arise
1 Looks like a lot of material needs to be removed leaving little
support for the laminate at the bottom of the backsplash. I suppose
this could be addressed by only routing out where the clips are.
2 Even with the spacing bar it would probably be difficult to get the
spacing just right on a long run. Last one I installed was 9' long.
3 How do you get the top of the backsplash tight to the wall?
Jim I use the appropriate Liquid Nails and wedge boards between the
backsplash and a 2x4 clamped to the counter. Before installing the
backsplash I spread silicone caulk along the bottom to keep the water
We had very old formica covered plywood counters and backsplashes. The
backsplashes came loose and it appeared the old adhesive was something
like hide glue. I put them back, using just a few dabs of silicone
caulk. I then used caulk along the top and front to seal them off.
Held just fine until we replaced the countertops.
Go for it. Being sparingly on the adhesive, i.e, use "dabs" along the
back edge quarter/half dollar size. 3-5 dabs? Mirrors are install on
Caulk edges after install. If you ever need to remove it, cut the
caulk and pry the splash off. Damage would be paper tearing off the
paper of the drywall.
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