I'm a doing a kitchen renovation, however I do not want to move the cabinets, I'm just replacing the doors. I do want to remove the existing ugly backsplash and add a new one. The current one is damaging the drywall as I remove it no matter how careful I am. It is like a 1/4" brick stuck to the wall.

How can I fix the damaged dry wall?

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Two options:

  • Don't fix it. Install a backsplash that covers the damage.

  • Or replace the damaged drywall, just like you would on any other wall.

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    Even better would be installing a cement based board (no mold, no water damage) as a backing and then putting your new backsplash on that. Dec 22, 2021 at 1:32

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