Removing Skirting Boards


Postby steveD53 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:56 pm

I need to remove old skirting boards without damage if possible, they are approximately 300mm deep (old victorian style house). Would a slaters ripper help or would it be better to hacksaw through the nails? Are there better ways to remove with less chances of damage?
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:13 pm

use a reciprocating saw to cut the nails,if you need to remove the nails from the skirting then use a crowbar and pull them through the back not the front.
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Postby toptips » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:21 pm

If there are any nails left in the skirting after its removed from the wall i cut them flush at the back of the skirting with a small angle grinder,do the same with arc.
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