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Unable to Remove Picture Rail that has been Screwed and Glued to Wall

Postby marmage » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:18 pm

Hi everyone,

Was wondering if someone could offer some guidance - I have a picture rail (not sure correct name but in the middle of the wall). It's about 140mm wide, screwed and glued on. Painted.

I'm really struggling to pry it off. It is screwed on with 2 inch screws and glued on I think. The screws are difficult to find as it is deep inside the board - I've only been able to find them by sanding down parts and finding circly bits where it has been filled over the screws.

Any guidance would be much appreciated!
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby katoosh525 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:41 am

Pry bars and crowbars is the best I can do sadly. As the thing is glued and screwed on you are going to have to repair the plaster where it was, so I do not think there is much benefit to trying to be subtle with it, save your time for the repair. You will get to know where the screws are by where the timber bends from, but you will probably end up tearing the timber at the screws, and then removing the screws.
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