Fasade Backsplash Panel Frequently Asked Questions
The wall to which you plan to install backsplash panels to needs to be freshly cleaned, free from dust, grease, wax, etc. After you’ve cleaned the wall, be sure that it is dried thoroughly. See our Fasade Backsplash Installation Guide for more information.
To cut the backsplash panels, you can use a utility knife, scissors or a tin snips.
There are two different types of adhesive you can use to install the backsplash panels. The first type is to use a notched trowel (1/4″ x 1/4″ x 3/4″) and apply the adhesive directly to the backsplash. ACP, the manufacturer of Fasade, recommends using Loctite® PL Premium®. The second type of adhesive that can be used is a High-Bond Double-Sided Tape. This is applied in strips to the wall or the back of the panel. See our Fasade Backsplash Installation Guide for more information.
If using the tube adhesive to install the backsplash panels, one 10.5-ounce size tube covers 3 to 5 backsplash panels, depending on how much adhesive you apply. We recommend a 1/4-inch bead. Be sure to carefully read the instructions on the back of the adhesive tube.
No. Adding and using trims is a personal choice and not required. See product installation guides for ways to finish an edge without trims.
Edge J-Trim is a 48-inch trim piece that is available to use on the cut or exposed edges of your backsplash. The trim is not required to be used with the backsplash panels, but does give the backsplash a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the backsplash panels. See our Fasade Backsplash Trim Installation Guide for more information.
Inside Corner Trim is a 48-inch trim piece that is available to use on an inside corner of your backsplash. The trim is not required to be used, but does give the backsplash a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the backsplash panels. See our Fasade Backsplash Trim Installation Guide for more information.
Once you have your backsplash installed, the panels can be cleaned with soap and water only. Any harsh abrasives will damage the finish on the tiles.
No, the adhesive is not engineered to be used in a wet environment such as a shower.
Even though the backsplash panels are fire-retardant, they can be deformed by excessive heat (over 140 degrees Fahrenheit). The panels can be installed behind a stove if the stove has a control panel. Be sure to keep stovetop burners, toaster ovens, cooking ranges, etc., 6 inches away from the panel’s surface.
To install your backsplash panels, you will need the following:
Tin Snips or Scissors
Caulking gun or 1/4″-notched trowel
Steel Straight Edge
Adhesive – Tube adhesive or tape adhesive
If some of the adhesive has dried on the finish side of the panels, you can use mineral spirits to remove it. Mineral spirits is the only solvent you can use that won’t damage the panel’s finish.
Yes, you can use on the interior of your camper and we recommend using method 2 of our installation guide which states to use supplemental adhesive due to road vibrations and temperature swings.
You may see a warning on this product regarding California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. It is intended to help Californians make informed decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The Proposition requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Proposition 65 is designed to inform consumers. This is not the same as a regulatory decision that a product is “safe” or “unsafe”. Our products emit no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and are in no way harmful if the product is used for its intended purpose. At Acoustic Ceiling Products, customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we will be happy to provide any additional information, technical specs or data you may need on any of our products.
Yes. Our Matte White panels are paintable.
To paint our white backsplash panels, the recommended paint and preparation steps are below. For proper adhesion, be sure to complete both preparation steps: