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Old 12-31-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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does removing and replacing the shoe on baseboard molding damage the baseboard?

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does removing and replacing the shoe on baseboard molding damage the baseboard?
It can if the right tool isn't used or a person who don't know how.

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It can if the right tool isn't used or a person who don't know how.
how would you remove the shoe without damaging the baseboard?
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First you have to cut the paint line so it does not peel the paint up the base.
I then use a puddy knife tapped between the base and the 1/4 round once the joit open up use a flat bar or better yet a trim bar (it's thinner) to pry it away from the base. If you use a flat bar use the curved part not the straight end. Insert the bar and turn it side ways. If you try and lift it you will dent the baseboard.
Once it's off use a pair of channel lock to pull the nails out from the back side.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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joe hit the nail on the head. however if the trim is really old and dry it doesnt always want to come off without any casualties, more often than not in really old homes we dont bother trying to save old trim that we remove.. either we install all new or i mill up new trim in the shop that matches the old
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