We recommend using the clear coated panels
Some panels are
made of aluminum and will not rust, they can oxidize slightly loosing
their sheen over
The condition of
your existing back splash is important. Make sure it is clean of debris.
If you are covering
old ceramic tiles you might want to remove them as it is not possible
to nail into them.
For a drywall base,
you can glue the aluminum tiles with construction adhesive or clear
silicone then nail
Turn off the power
to the backsplash area and have your licensed electrician remove the
cover plates of the
wall plugs and switches. In certain circumstances you may have to move
the receptacle or
switch forward towards you slightly, although the panels are thin.
backsplash tiles by precutting the positions of electrical receptacles.
The easiest way is
to make a paper pattern that you can then use to mark where the
receptacles will be
on the panels.
Pre-drill into the
tin panel where the receptacles is to be surrounded. Use a metal drill to
make a pilot hole to
allow you saw to be used for the cut out. Always wear safety glasses
when cutting metal.
After installation, run a bead of clear silicone along the intersection of
the countertop and