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dp149

03:36AM | 10/20/03
Member Since: 04/27/03
13 lifetime posts
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Hi,
I am about to remove a room full of wood paneling. The room has very nice molding at the top and middle of the wall. Is there some trick to removing this molding other than prying it with a screwdriver ? It looks very expensive and I would like to reinstall after the paneling is down, so I don't want to damage.

Thank You.

Glenn Good

02:31PM | 10/20/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
314 lifetime posts
Start it off with a stiff putty knife 3"-4" wide. It will slide behide the trim easier and cause less damage.

Glenn www.consultationdirect.com

joed

01:47PM | 10/22/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
If it is painted start by cutting the joint between the wall and molding with a utility knife.
Then a putty knife to loosen it.
Then flat bar to work it free from the wall.
Don't use a screw driver.

Don't pound the nails back though to remove them. It will leave large gouges on the front. Pull them though from the back.

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