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theyoungfamily

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Backsplash
« on: August 12, 2018, 05:46:02 PM »
Thinking of removing the wallpaper border in the bathroom and putting up the self adhesive backsplash tiles that are at Home Depot or Lowes.
Two questions -
Should I remove the border or put it over the border ...and....very curious how long these will actually stay on the wall.  We live in southwest FL - in the summer, it bakes in the camper - wondering just how well adhesive will hold up.  Our previous 5th wheel all the border was coming off the walls and curling at the tops and bottom due to the heat. I just don't want a big mess down the road....literally!
thanks in advance

durangod

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Re: Backsplash
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 05:56:42 PM »
The problem is that sticking anything to wallpaper IMO is not going to hold long especially during traveling vibration.   Even the small stick on hooks eventually will pull the wallpaper away from the board behind it. 

So IMO either remove the paneling or i suppose its possible to prep it in a way that your stick on tiles will stick to the backboard and not the skin in enough places (especially corners) that it will hold up.   Im not sure if scratching the skin will work you may have to peel the skin way in the corners. 

It really depends on the type of glue on the tiles.  You also have to consider if there is steam in the bathroom, that too could cause it to come apart.  You may have to use some kind of additional type glue to really get it to hold.

When i tried to put up some pushbutton lights around here and there, they would not stick to the paneling, they all fell off after a day, poor glue i suppose. 
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Deano2002

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Re: Backsplash
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 07:29:46 PM »
my wife put some of those tiles in the kitchen area and, they look great but, they do let loose some and we have to rub them back tight. They went over the wallpaper board that she scrubbed down per instructions. I'm thinking the heat has something to do with it as it gets over 90 in there during the day all closed up
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Deano2002

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Re: Backsplash
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 07:38:24 PM »
here it is complete
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Re: Backsplash
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 07:47:54 PM »
Most of the "wallpaper" in RVs is actually prefinished wood panels, with the "wallpaper" bonded to the panel at the wallboard factory.  It's not something a guy on the RV assembly line slathered on.  Unless it's really cheap stuff, the covering is not likely to come loose from the backer, so it's probably ok to apply over it.

Realistically, any covering near the sink and stove has to be pretty well adhered or the moisture will soon cause separation.
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durangod

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Re: Backsplash
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 10:04:44 PM »
looks great, nice job to both..

I would like to put some kind of backsplash around my kitchen sink because water gets everywhere but mine is one of those that sticks out in the floor and there is no wall around it.  I thought about getting some tile blocks 1" thick x 12" long x 3" wide and glueing them to the countertop around the sink but i dont know how they would hold up with just glue.  I would probably have to drill holes in the countertop and also holes in the block and use strong screws along with the glue.  Its such a pain because i end up with water all over the countertop behind the sink.

This image is not mine but it looks alot like my setup, so how do you put a backspash on this.

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi
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Re: Backsplash
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 04:47:39 PM »
You might think about getting some close matching color Corian or other solid surface material about 2 1/2" -3" wide (tall) and glue that with a super glue or epoxy, that will hold pretty well on laminate. If you can't find something close in color you can contrast it.
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