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Old 08-18-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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Is it possible to install new base board over old base board that cannot be removed with out damaging floor ?

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How would removing the old damage the floor.?

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If you add new baseboard over the existing base, you will have a big gap at the top to which you would have to caulk to.

Why would removing the old base harm your floor?? Give details as to how it is now.

Bad choice to add new over existing.

To remove the old, run a utility knife at the caulk joint first!! Then use a 5 in 1 tool down, gently pulling the base from the wall. Once you get started you will be able to tell where the nails are. When pressing your tool, press it to the bottom side of the baseboard, not upwards into the drywall.

At the bottom again if there is a caulk joint, now here I would use a more flexible knife to get it to lay more flat on the floor. Are you working with hardwood?? vinyl?? what is the flooring you are working with? That really should have been my first question.

What is the existing flooring, then better info to come
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Good tip on using the painters tool to remove the trim!

Once the nails can be located--place the painters tool on top of the nail and hit sharply with a hammer--that will pull the nail right out of the board.
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It may not be the best way, but I have always located the nails and drove them on through the baseboard with a nail set. That way the baseboard falls off.
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I'm guessing that you're referring to baseboard that has the tile brought up to it instead of sitting on top of the tile? If that's the case there are options-like quarter round trim- besides pulling the baseboard. More info and some pics would be helpful
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Flooring installer/comedian Rusty?

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I usually get your humor right off--but I've got an odd sense of humor too.
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