Remove a kitchen rear wall

If you don't like a kitchen splashback, it has to be removed. It all depends on how the back wall was attached. So, below is how to likely remove your kitchen splashback.

The kitchen back wall from the previous tenant can be a problem

The back wall of the kitchen has long since replaced the classic tiled mirror. But the existing kitchen rear wall does not always appeal. In particular, if you may have recovered tenants or have acquired a kitchen from the previous owner.

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Determine material of the kitchen back wall

Then quickly the question arises how to remove the kitchen recovery best without damaging the kitchen behind the tile mirror or the kitchen wall behind it. So it's about which material was used for the kitchen back wall:

  • Acrylic glass or ESG (Single Safety Glass)
  • Composite panels or panels (HPL, MDF, laminate, etc.To)
  • Plastic plates
  • Slide
  • Wood or metal plates

Check the possible attachment

The different kitchen back walls can be fixed differently. If it is a detachable connection, you can see rail profiles or brackets below (on the worktop) and above (under the wall units), it is very easy.

By the way, holders can be attached behind a retrofitted kitchen end strip. In the case of rail systems, the fastening of the last rail is simply removed. The upper rail may also have to be loosened - then the plate practically folds downwards. All other panels can then be pulled out of the rails.

Remove the glued back wall of the kitchen

Other kitchen splashbacks such as wood or composite panels are often used so as not to damage the tiled area. That said, there's a good chance the panels aren't glued. This can also be seen from the strips on the worktop and the underside of the wall units. Because these panels are so light that they can also be installed here.

Remove the kitchen back wall made of glass and glued

With glued panels - be it glass or a composite panel - it becomes more problematic. You will need a hammer and chisel to separate the glue behind the panel. The panels used are often damaged in the process. It looks similar with glued-on foils. These are laborious to remove with a spatula.

Tips & Tricks Glued ESG glass plates are particularly problematic, because there is a risk of glass splinters swirling around while being knocked out with a hammer and chisel. Wearing safety goggles that protect your eyes all round is just as important here as wearing protective gloves to prevent cuts through the glass.