Installing a Kitchen Backsplash with Paige Hemmis

Tools Needed:

  • 4 foot level
  • Jigsaw
  • Nail gun or hammer & nails
  • Utility Knife
  • Caulk Gun
  • Tape measure

Materials Needed:

  • Solid-surface wall paneling – beadboard pattern
  • Painter’s tape
  • Cleaner
  • Construction Adhesive (for panels)
  • All-purpose paintable caulk for waterproofing base & edges
  • Trim moulding (such as cove style)
  • Finish Nails
  • Paint
  • Cupholder, corbell brackets


  1. Clean wall surface, removing any dirt or grease. This will ensure good adhesion of paneling later.
  2. Remove any outlet coverings.
  3. Carefully measure the area your backsplash will be installed onto. Also be sure to measure where outlet holes need to be.
  4. Using a ruler and pencil, trace your backsplash pattern onto beadboard.
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  6. Wearing eye protection, carefully cut the beadboard to size with a jigsaw. (You can also cut with a utility knife if you prefer.)
  7. Once cut out, dry fit all the pieces making sure they fit properly.
  8. You might want to pre-paint before installing (but not necessary).
  9. Apply a good quality wall board adhesive, such as Liquid Nails, to the back of board.
  10. Gently place board on wall, wiggling/sliding board into the perfect position. Then, press firmly. Use a brad nail gun (or finish nails and hammer) to secure.
  11. Add a decorative trim of cove moulding to the base of board -- cut to size. Attach with adhesive and nails.
  12. At this point, decorative touches such as corbels or a pegboard can be added.
  13. Finally, caulk all exposed open seams to ensure water resistance. Once caulk dries, touch up with paint.

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