I am buying a house built in 1998 in South Florida. It currently has white laminate counter tops with a 2-3" laminate backsplash.
I am going to be removing both to replace the countertops and backsplash with granite.
The countertops will most likely come off with a screwdriver and a little brute force. However the 1/2" thick backsplash appears to be glued to the wall, and glued/caulked to the countertop. The countertop/backsplash connection should easily be broken with a little scoring and some brute force.
The problem is removing the backsplash. Any suggestions that will result in the least amount of damage to the wallboard. It will be completely covered with the granite (which will extend all the way up to the cabinet base).