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Old 04-11-2014, 08:14 PM   #1
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Can i reuse old baseboards


I'm planning on pulling up the carpet in my bedroom and staining the concrete. To save money I wanted to reuse the base boards. since I'm going to be lowering the floor will I have to buy new boards so that the unfinished walls behind the boards don't show?
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How large is the gap? If a shoe molding will hide the gap--simply add one---
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How large is the gap? If a shoe molding will hide the gap--simply add one---
Sorry I worded that wrong. If I remove the base boards to paint the trim when I place the trim back on will it hide the TOP of the unfinished wall. Or will I need TALLER trim to hide that?
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Unless the old base boards are of fine quality--it will be better and cheaper to replace them.

After you remove the old ones,there will be a paint/caulk line---if you lower the original ones,that paint line will need to be filled----and the walls repainted---

Also? are the old moldings going to look good after they have been removed?
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Unless the old base boards are of fine quality--it will be better and cheaper to replace them. After you remove the old ones,there will be a paint/caulk line---if you lower the original ones,that paint line will need to be filled----and the walls repainted--- Also? are the old moldings going to look good after they have been removed?
I'm not sure what you mean by "look good". I planned on painting the walls as part of the remodel.
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You can cut the caulk(if there is any)with a razor knife and pull the nails out from the back of baseboard with pliers then install the baseboard back in the exact same place and put 1/4 round on the bottom between baseboard and concrete to fill the gap if is not too big.
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