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Mstrlucky74 02-15-2013 06:09 PM

Removing Crown Moulding ??
 
We are going to install new sheet rock ceilings and was wondering whether the existing crown moulding can be removed without getting damaged or will we have to buy and install new CM. Thanks a lot

sixeightten 02-15-2013 06:20 PM

It can usually be carefully removed and reused. Takes a lot more time, but if money is tight, it will save you from buying new. Slide an old drywall knife behind first, then get a pry bar in under that. Pull the nails out through the back of the molding to minimize the wood tear out on the front. Look to see the correct order for removal, as the coped ends fit over the others.

joecaption 02-15-2013 06:29 PM

Cut along the paint lines top and bottom first to cut down on the sheetrock repairs.

Mstrlucky74 02-15-2013 06:51 PM

Thanks so much guys. Is there a place to donate here. I feel obligated :)

joecaption 02-15-2013 06:54 PM

P/M me and I'll give you a secret address you can send it to.

woodworkbykirk 02-15-2013 07:04 PM

depending on the type of material used it may require being a little more delicate with it.. some mdf crown is very soft which increases the chance of it flaking or chipping very easy. when you go to remove the nails in it use a set of small vice grips or pliers and pull them out from the back so the face of the crown doesnt get damaged

sixeightten 02-15-2013 07:17 PM

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Just make sure the material is not like this one. Removal and reinstall was not an option.

kaschmid3 02-16-2013 04:10 AM

What no coped top plates???

oh'mike 02-16-2013 06:08 AM

I find that a 5 in one Painters tool is very useful----

Cut the caulking with a utility knife----then tap the painters tool between the drywall and trim--

When you locate a nail--place the painters tool onto the nail--hit with a hammer--and it will bend and pull the nail right out of the back of the trim----

Works like a charm --nails gone---trim loose and safe to remove---

Mstrlucky74 02-16-2013 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1118117)
I find that a 5 in one Painters tool is very useful----

Cut the caulking with a utility knife----then tap the painters tool between the drywall and trim--

When you locate a nail--place the painters tool onto the nail--hit with a hammer--and it will bend and pull the nail right out of the back of the trim----

Works like a charm --nails gone---trim loose and safe to remove---

Thanks got everything but just not clear on the what exactly to do when I locate the nail....:confused1:

oh'mike 02-16-2013 06:56 AM

Pry the trim down just a bit---slide the tool under the trim until you encounter a nail----

Then ,with the tool in between the drywall and the trim,set the tool onto the nail---hit it with a hammer--the blade will bend the nail and pull it through the back of the trim---

Nail will still be in the drywall--and your trim will be loose---

Try it----this is a very safe way to remove trim undamaged---

oh'mike 02-16-2013 06:58 AM

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