How to Install Pressed Tin Backsplash


Many do-it-yourself homeowners focus their efforts on the kitchen when they look to make improvements. Installing a new backsplash above the counters is a perfect project in this regard. It is relatively inexpensive and can make a marked difference in the appearance of the kitchen. A backsplash made of pressed tin is among the easiest to install and maintain.

Things You'll Need

  • Pressed tin sheets
  • Liquid Nails or similar construction adhesive
  • Gloves
  • Tin snips
  • Finish nails
  • Hammer
  • Nail set
  • Caulking
  • Use sandpaper to even out and smooth the part of the wall on which the backsplash will be installed. This will also rough up the surface to allow better adhesion. Clean the walls well and allow them to dry completely.

  • Measure the area you want to cover with the tin backsplash and mark locations for any cutouts such as electrical outlets.

  • Use the tin snips to cut the tin to size according to your measurements. Wear gloves to protect your hands from cuts on the sharp edges of the tin.

  • Spread Liquid Nails or a similar construction adhesive on the back side of the pressed tin sheet.

  • Align the tin sheets in position on the wall and press them against the wall to set the adhesive.

  • Use finishing nails at the corners and on the overlapping seams. Use a nail set when doing this to avoid leaving any hammer marks on the tin.

  • Apply a bead of caulk along the edge where the tin sheet meets the countertop to finish your installation.

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