DIY Kitchen Tile Backsplashes
Kitchen tile backsplashes – Field backsplash behind your sink is undergoing a lot of stress. The wall is splashed with grease while cooking or soaked in water while you do the dishes. Many homeowners are related to this wall with tile, which gives a decorative look, but also protects the wall and forms a barrier to prevent fat build-up or mold. Good preparation and tile application may leave you with a protected and stylish wall tile that can take years.
To DIY kitchen tile backsplashes, remove all shelves, socket covers, switch plates and other luminaries from the backsplash area. Sand the backsplash surface with 80-grit sandpaper on the wall for better tile bond rough. Measure horizontally across the backsplash with a measuring tape and marking the midpoint. Draw a vertical line to mark the center.
Mix mastic or thin set tile and water or other additives, per the instructions supplied with the product. Different products will require different additives in different proportions, so follow the instructions carefully. Spread the adhesive on the wall, with a large enough for eight tiles surface. Set your kitchen tile backsplashes, starting at the bottom of the center line. Add more if necessary adhesive and continue with the installation of tiles. If you have to cut to fit a tile around a cabinet or other furniture outlet, cut the edge with a tile cutter or cutting wheel.