Help please (TV stuck to entertainment unit)

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Old 06-25-18, 01:38 AM
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Help please (TV stuck to entertainment unit)

My television is stuck to my varnished timber entertainment unit and wonít budge.Can anyone suggest how to unstick it please?I donít want to break the stand.
 
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Take a thin putty knife and work it under the TV base until you can break the bond. Might have to try this in multiple places.
 
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What size putty knife would be the most effective (width of blade) and should it be flexible?I tried to get a normal spatula under it and it would not go under at all...it is stuck like super glue
 
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Use whatever you have. Any metal blade putty knife will work. You just want something you can get between the two. A loose box cutter blade can be pushed under with a screwdriver to start a crack. You can also put a scrap of wood against the TV stand at the base and give it a medium whack with a hammer to crack it loose.

Since yours is stuck down so well it is likely that there will be a mark. The feet may come off the stand, the finish on the shelf may get pulled away...
 
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IIRC doesn't varnish soften with alcohol? You're going to have to refinish the top anyway. Pour a little alcohol around the feet and see if they loosen...won't hurt he rubber feet or plastic stand.
 
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Shellac will soften with denatured alcohol, I don't believe oil base poly/varnish will. Don't know about water based poly.
 
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