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Old 10-03-2011, 06:58 AM   #1
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Sneak Peek for the Ladies... More backsplash... :-)

In another recent post I made reference to metal tiles. Meantime, I have started the next project, updating the original 2006 Ventana kitchen backsplash, using "Aspect" metal tiles. You can view the current status of the project here https://picasaweb.google.com/ronald....eat=directlink
The first picture shows the original backsplash, with the mirror. When this is done, the metal backsplash will form a L-shape. The material cost of this project is about $220.00 for 11 sqft of tiles. You start this job by using an oil based primer for the walls. The tiles are peel and stick. However, what I found very miss leading is the reference to being able to cut these tiles with scissors or a good utility knive. NOT. I tried and stopped right after the first attempt. You really need to use a table or band saw. I am using a table saw with a plywood blade. Tip: cut the tiles upside down. Makes for a smooth cut. Another tip: the metal surface has a vinyl film covering. It is hard to spot and requires some fingernail scrapping to get off. As before, comments, suggestions and criticism will be appreciated. Cheers, Ronald

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:40 AM   #2
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Nice job! As I was cooking sausage this weekend in our new 5th wheel, I looked over at the wall by the stove and my first thought was this is going to be a problem. We are planning on going full time in 3-4 years. I need to talk to DH about doing something similar in ours.

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Old 10-03-2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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What technique did you use to remove the mirror?
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:39 PM   #4
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Brute Force!

In my case, the mirror was held on by 3 long strip of sticky tape. I broke the glass in the process of prying it off of the wall. It came off fairly clean. I used a scraper to remove the remaining residue, before I applied the sealer to the wall.
The interesting part of this job is yet to come. Working around and fitting the tiles around the kitchen window. My plan is to loosen the inner trim ring little by little and to push the tile under it and then re tighten the screws. The tiles are about 1/8 of an inch thick. I hope that my theory will work and not see the window fall out.
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Hey.. thats looks pretty darn good! Good Job
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