DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Painting (
-   -   Need to remove baseboards that are glued and nailed (

recklessrick 10-13-2005 09:12 AM

Need to remove baseboards that are glued and nailed
Hi there,

I'm doing some painting and flooring in my house and need to remove the baseboards. Normally I've removed ones that are just nailed on, no big deal. The ones in my house are nailed AND glued on... I took off some in the living room with quite a bit of difficulty because the glue held onto the paint which peeled away at the wall in some places. I used a razor blade to cut when it was pulling really bad. Is there a better way to do this? They are painted press-board baseboards.

Thanks all!


ProWallGuy 10-13-2005 03:19 PM

You did just about all you can do. Run a razor knife over the whole top edge of all the base before you start to pull it up.

recklessrick 10-13-2005 03:22 PM

That's what I figured, I'll do what I can then. What's the best stuff to use to patch the wall should a it rip some of the wallboard a bit?


slickshift 10-13-2005 09:13 PM

I usually patch with joint compound in a case like that

recklessrick 10-14-2005 09:10 AM

Thanks for the info, I hope I don't have to patch but you never know....


slickshift 10-14-2005 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by recklessrick
...I hope I don't have to patch...


Originally Posted by recklessrick
but you never know....


If you do need it, you'll probably be able to get away with a 4" putty or taping knife and a small tub of compound
Post back if it's really bad or deep, but I'd be kinda suprised if that wouldn't take care of it

recklessrick 10-14-2005 04:06 PM

Good deal, I'll let you know if your tip doesn't do the trick.

Thanks for the great help!!


Teetorbilt 10-14-2005 05:20 PM

Sell some new base that is higher as an update, everybody is going 5-1/4" Colonial nowdays.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1