03:19AM | 12/29/01
Member Since: 12/28/01
6 lifetime posts
This is just a simple question but I'm working with 22 doors in my house and I don't want to get in over my head. I want to replace the door trim with something more decorative but was wondering if the old door trim will be a major pain to remove without damaging the frame. Is there an easy tip that I should be aware of? Any suggestion would be of great help! Thanks!


07:25AM | 12/29/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear MG,
The easiest way to remove old molding is with a flat wrecking bar. Make sure you place something like a 12" putty knife behind the bar to spread out the pressure and not damage the wall. Pry the molding out about a half inch, tap it back into place and remove the nails that will be sticking out.

[This message has been edited by Iceman (edited December 29, 2001).]



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