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I run into this all the time. Jack gave you a good answer but I want to give you a quicker solution - or at least the next person that needs help with this. I use two main tools to take care of these: Tin snips - my go to. As long as you have the space a good pair will take care of finishing nail quickly. Chisel - One sharp whack with hammer and nail ...


There are other good methods mentioned here and I'd probably try them first, but in a pinch you can try taking a slender but stout tool, like a painters tool and stick it between the wall and the base board and hammer down on the nails. This will force them to bend down and either out of the wall or trim. It will damage the drywall a bit but if it's being ...


you have got leverage, just lever against a large peice of wood instead of the wall directly. The wood should spread the load then there is no damage.


From a confirmed get-the-job-done man, I would sacrifice the existing wood for the sake of my time. (a) For each length of wood, screw a batten to the outside, near the top. Thread some rope around the batten before tightening the screws. (b) Put a stout timber vertically through a loop in the rope, and lever the whole thing outwards at the top, using the ...


This is a trial and error process based on your tools and skills. Based on where you are in the pictures, my next step would be: Lever the top of the baseboard away just as you have done. Grip the top nail near the wall with pliers and hammer the board back, hoping to expose a bit of the nail head. Pry out the top nail. See if I can cram a bolt cutter or ...


An oscillating tool is your friend. It looks like it would reach to the bottom nail. Looks like you were able to pull the top of the board out enough to get to the bottom nail. You also may be able to break it with a chisel, but nails are hard. Get some good blades for the osc tool, I found that a cheap blade only cuts 5-10 nails.


The problems I see are the bottom nails nailed into the baseboard. Get a keyhole saw or single handle hack saw, see picture below, and cut those bottom nails. Then pull the baseboard straight up. Use a pair a vise grips to yank the nail stubs out of the wall. If you cut the nails close to the side of the baseboard, you can just leave them in and not damage ...


In your third picture where you've got the quarter-round shoe molding partially removed is your key to getting started. Remove the 2nd piece of quarter round. After that's up, it looks like the narrow piece of flooring may come up. If you can get this up, do so. If not, you should be able to work with it in place. Remove the piece of white painted trim ...


We had or tornado swirl around our home the other night. The next day we noticed white powder on at least four of our exterior walls where it looks like the pressure from the wind pushed drywall dust out from under the baseboards onto the wood floor

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