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Old 05-25-2013, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Just hate the backsplash in my kitchen. It's is a hugh kitchen and I also worry about the countertops being damaged if we remove the backsplash.....is it even possible to paint it!
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Connecticut is my adopted home.
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I guess more info would be nice. Why do you hate your back splash? Is it different material from the counter? What is the counter top material?

Addressing the premise of painting marble, especially in a wet environment, I doubt that you would be happy with the results. If the back splash is damaged, truly heinous or the like, you would have better off getting a professional to remove/replace it or overlay it with tile.

More info please, better yet with pics.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I have made many attempts over a few years to attach photos and apparently I cannot resize properly to fit CD requirements.

The classic grey (not white) backsplash clashes with the soapstone (hate it but won't change that) countertops and the rustic stone floor....which I do like. The house is going to be put on the market next year and listed in the $500K's but it is likely the buyers will tear out the whole kitchen. So, really not worth replacing backsplash. This is a very large kitchen, it would cost minimum $5K to replace backsplash....
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Connecticut is my adopted home.
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Can you find soapstone tiles or something else that will overlay the back slash that would better coordinate? They make long narrow tiles some decorative border types that might tie in, compliment or cover the clash. Personally I would not tear out a high value kitchen and you might find that people will buy for the kitchen if in good shape. Best of luck to you.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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Tile would be my suggestion too.
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