In this video, Erica Lugbill the owner of Lugbill Designs, a high-end interior design firm, discusses how to remove a wall baseboard without damage.
“It might seem tricky and complicated. But with the right tools it is very easy,” she said.
First, use a utility knife to slice right on the top of the baseboard and in between the wall. This ensures that you remove any paint or caulking present so that when you break away the baseboard it won’t pull off the wallpaper.
Then using a putty knife, loosen the grip by placing it between the baseboard and the wall. Tap it down with a hammer.
Finally, pull off the baseboard with scrap wood and pry bar. Use a scrap wood at least 6″ to protect your wall when you use the pry bar in pulling off the baseboard. Put the wood against the wall then use the pry bar to pull the baseboard.
Removing a wall baseboard is tricky and can leave damages. However, with the help of an interior design professional, the right techniques will work for the most efficient removal.
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