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Backsplash Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I need to prepare the wall before I install backsplash?

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.

What can I use to cut the backsplash panels?

To cut the backsplash panels, you can use a utility knife, scissors or a tin snips.

What kind of adhesive can I use to install backsplash?

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 I choose to use the Tube Adhesive, how much do I need to purchase?

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.

What is Edge J-trim and do I need to use it?

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.

What is Inside Corner Trim, and do I have to use it?

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.

Can the backsplash panels be cleaned?

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.

Can I put up backsplash panels behind my stove?

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.

What tools will I need to install Fasade backsplash panels?

To install your backsplash panels, you will need the following:

  • Tape Measure
  • Tin Snips or Scissors
  • Caulking gun or 1/4″-notched trowel
  • Utility Knife
  • Steel Straight Edge
  • Adhesive - Tube adhesive or tape adhesive
During installation of my backsplash, some of the 100% Polyurethane dried on the finish side of my panels. How can I remove that?

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.

What paint should I use for the paintable white panels?

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
American Tradition
Exterior Duramax
Paints
TSP Cleaner Plastic Primer Spray Premium quality roller,
Polyester Brush, or
airless sprayer
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
Paint
Scuff Sanding or TSP Cleaner  Supreme Interior /
Exterior Multi Purpose
Primer
Brush: Nylon or Polyester
Roller: 3/8” nap cover

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