08:56AM | 06/08/04
Member Since: 07/20/03
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I have several doorways with trim that has been painted over and chipped away. I've tried stripping the paint - that was a nightmare. I've tried sanding down the paint - still looks cruddy. I'm sure it would be easier just to take down the trim and replace it. How hard is this to do?

Do you just take a crowbar and pry off the trim and nail it back on? Doesn't it take the drywall off with it?


04:06PM | 07/28/14
Yeah, you can take the old trim off with a pry bar. Just be careful that you are pulling near the nails so it has less of a chance to crack or dent the walls. You'll have lots of new door trim options to choose from once your old trim is gone. Take your time figuring out what will work best for your home.
Shelly Slader |


08:54AM | 07/29/14
Not a bad post(little late though) but you forgot to mention to run your stanley knife all around the old caseing to cut the paint and prevent it from pulling it off the wall. Also a shim between the prybar and wall when you pry helps also.


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