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DIY Backsplash: How to Update Your Kitchen in a Flash

Prep the Area

Attaching your tiles to backer board will help protect your drywall and give the tiles a sturdier adhesion. Once you have it in place, mark the center of the area you plan to tile and extend the line down from there – you’re marking your starting point, which will be the bottom center. If you are planning a tile design, then you should lay it out before you start attaching tiles to the wall to make sure it fits properly (and guarantee that you like it).