The wall to which you plan to install backsplash panels to needs to be freshly cleaned, free from dust, grease, wax, etc. After you’ve cleaned the wall, be sure that it is dried thoroughly. See our Fasade Backsplash Installation Guide for more information.
To cut the backsplash panels, you can use a utility knife, scissors or a tin snips.
There are two different types of adhesive you can use to install the backsplash panels. The first type is to use a notched trowel (1/4" x 1/4" x 3/4") and apply the adhesive directly to the backsplash. ACP, the manufacturer of Fasade, recommends using Loctite® PL Premium®. The second type of adhesive that can be used is a High-Bond Double-Sided Tape. This is applied in strips to the wall or the back of the panel. See our Fasade Backsplash Installation Guide for more information..
If using the tube adhesive to install the backsplash panels, one 10.5-ounce size tube covers 3 or 4 backsplash panels, depending on how much adhesive youapply. Be sure to carefully read the instructions on the back of the adhesive tube.
Edge J-Trim is an 18-inch trim piece that is available to use on the cut or exposed edges of your backsplash. The trim is not required to be used with the backsplash panels, but does give the backsplash a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the backsplash panels. See our Fasade Backsplash Trim Installation Guide for more information.
Inside Corner Trim is an 18-inch trim piece that is available to use on an inside corner of your backsplash. The trim is not required to be used, but does give the backsplash a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the backsplash panels. See our Fasade Backsplash Trim Installation Guide for more information.
Once you have your backsplash installed, the panels can be cleaned with soap and water only. Any harsh abrasives will damage the finish on the tiles.
Even though the backsplash panels are fire-retardant, they can be deformed by excessive heat (over 140 degrees Fahrenheit). The panels can be installed behind a stove if the stove has a control panel. Be sure to keep stovetop burners, toaster ovens, cooking ranges, etc., 2-3 inches away from the panel's surface.
To install your backsplash panels, you will need the following:
If some of the adhesive has dried on the finish side of the panels, you can use mineral spirits to remove it. Mineral spirits is the only solvent you can use that won't damage the panel's finish.
To paint our white backsplash panels, the recommended paint and preparation steps are below. For proper adhesion, be sure to complete both preparation steps:
|Manufacturer||Paint||Preparation 1||Preparation 2||Application Type|
|Sherwin Williams||Acrolon 218HS||SSPC-SP1Solvent Cleaner||DTM Bonding Primer||Brush, Spray & Roller (for specific type, see data sheet) https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/engineering/technical-services/technical-services-repository/details/acroltech.pdf|
|Lowes||Signature Interior or
|TSP Cleaner||Plastic Primer Spray||Premium quality roller,
Polyester Brush, or
|Benjamin Moore||Benjamin Moore
Latex or Oil Paint
|TSP Cleaner||Fresh Start Primer||Latex or oil paint: nylon/polyester professional brushes or shed-resistant professional roller covers|
|Pratt & Lambert||Pratt & Lambert Latex
|Scuff Sanding or TSP Cleaner||Supreme Interior /
Exterior Multi Purpose
|Brush: Nylon or Polyester
Roller: 3/8” nap cover
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