How to Remove a Laminate Backsplash

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  • 2-3 hours
  • Beginner
  • 50-100
What You'll Need
Putty knife
Glue dissolving solution
Circular saw

The method to follow when removing a laminate backsplash depends on the way it was installed. The process of removing the backsplash is extremely labor-intensive and hence it is advisable to get someone to lend you a helping hand. Read the steps below to find out a few alternatives to remove a laminate backsplash.

Putty Knife

Insert a putty knife in the laminate backsplash. Make sure the knife is inserted between the wall and the laminate backsplash. Use a hammer to tap the knife into the laminate backsplash, and force the backsplash to separate from the wall. The laminate will break free.


Take off a part of the laminate backsplash by following the method above. Apply a glue dissolving solution behind the laminate backsplash. Let the solution weaken the grip of the glue. When the glue begins to dissolve, start to peel off the laminate backsplash.


Use the circular saw to cut portions of the backsplash. Then try pulling it out. Repeat the process till the wall is completely stripped off the laminate backsplash.