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My wife would like me to put in a tile backsplash for the kitchen. She really didn't like the granite backer, so I had to pull it off. Problem is, the granite was glued onto the cabinet, and when I was trying to scrape off the caulking, it obviously did some damage.

Is there any way to fix this damage? If they were solid cabinets I'd just sand and re-stain, but since they're a thin veneer, not sure if this is possible. Would I be able to cover it in chalkboard paint, or would it be possible to just tile over the veneer?

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Yes, you can tile on this surface - just like you can tile directly upon primed drywall. All tile needs is a sound surface - wood, drywall, cement, backer board, Denshield, plywood, brick etc.

  • Well that's the million dollar question "Is the veneer a 'sound' surface"? I'm leery that the veneer would peel from the eight of the tiles. – 2 Left Thumbs Dec 14 '14 at 17:51

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