Tin back splash can be a great way to give your kitchen a unique look and is an easy weekend DIY project for most homeowners – just follow these simple installation steps:
Tin Back splash Installation
Tin Back splash Installation Step 1 – Install Plywood
Back splash material can be installed with adhesive or nails, but using both can ensure a secure application and the nails can complement the appearance of your -tin. The walls where the back splash will be installed should be covered with ¼ inch to 3/8 inch plywood which can be nailed or stapled in place. Take care not to cover any outlets or switches during installation. If you’re installing your back splash from the top of the counter top to the bottom of the wall cabinets, the only place you may have an exposed plywood edge is at the ends of the back splash – decorative edging is available to cover these areas.
Tin Back splash Installation Step 2 – Apply Mastic and Install Panels
The back of your back splash panels or sheeting should be coated with a latex ceramic tile type adhesive and spread evenly for complete coverage. Press the panel or sheeting firmly into place on the plywood applying enough pressure to achieve good contact with the glue. Once, again, ensure that switches and outlets haven’t been covered. Back splash can be nailed once in place.
Tin Back splash Installation Step 3 – Panel Designs
Some back splash panels are designed to be installed with overlapping edges – if your panels have this
feature, a light bead of clear silicone caulk should be applied along the installed panel edge prior to the next panel being installed. A damp sponge or clean rag should be used to wipe away any excess caulk before it dries. If you are installing back splash sheeting, caulking should be applied at all seams and joints.
Tin Back splash Installation Step 4 – Caulking
Once your Tin Back splash Installation is complete, clear silicone caulk should be applied around all perimeter edges and excess removed before it dries.