Learn how to remove baseboard trim in this video. Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows how to easily and safely remove
baseboard trim without damaging wall and injurying yourself.
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How to Remove Baseboard Trim
Hi, I'm Mark Donovan from homeadditionplus.com and today I'm going to show you how to remove baseboard trim without damaging the walls. So the tools require to remove baseboard trim are very simple the hammer, the nail punch, a claw or pry bar, a pair of fliers and a small block of wood.
So the first thing we’re going to do is remove any types of the door stops that maybe attach to the baseboard trim. As the case with this particular baseboard trim it’s easy to find at any low of the harm improvement center, so I'm not going to try to make any effort to save it. So what I'm going to do is basically use some nail punch and my hammer and tap through the finished nails further to the walls as that so I can easy pull the baseboard trim away from the wall.
And we’re going to repeat this process throughout the entire nails done link the baseboard trim. In order to assist and removing the baseboard trim you may want to use a block of wood and the pry bar and basically using a wood as a leverage as well as protecting surface of the wood basically pry that baseboard trim away from the wall. And then just work your way done carefully hold you way.
So now that we pulled the baseboard trim off the section of wall you want to make sure there's no nails stock in the baseboard trim if there are remove them or bend them over so you don’t actually step on them or it going to end up hurt yourself on nail. Second take a look at finish nails in the wall you can either mount them in flash of if you like remove them from the wall. So we continue in long counter sinking to finish so you can usually follow way to rush to the trim from the walls.
And again, we’re not carrying too much if we split the wood because we’re not trying to save it.
So again, we’re using a block of wood to protect the wall and we’re going to claw to feel the baseboard away from the wall. So that was the basic techniques for removing baseboard trim. It doesn’t take very long it easy to do. Again just make sure use a scrap of wood when you're levering the pry bar so that you won't damage the drywall.
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