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I am new to remodeling. Am I able to lay new backsplash over the old tile backsplash?

Hello.  I am VERY new to remodeling but would like to update my kitchen.  I wanted to know if I am able to lay new back splash tiles over the old, or do I need to remove the old tiles first?

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Posted 2013-09-01T14:43:36+0000  by kmeyer830 kmeyer830
 

Yes, it is possible - provided that the existing tile is not super slick and shiny.  

 

First apply a thin layer of thin-set morter over the existing grout lines - making the surface more consistent for the new tile.

 

Custom Building Products 50 lb. Gray Fortified Thin-Set Mortar

 

Next, we have a great How-to page that will walk you through installing a tile backsplash that is very helpful.  HERE

 

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Posted 2013-09-01T18:19:30+0000  by Kevin_HD_ATL
 
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