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Replacing Door and Window Trim on Plaster Walls

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11-17-05, 11:29 AM   #1  
Replacing Door and Window Trim on Plaster Walls

I just bought a 1940's home with plaster walls. At some point a previous owner installed hideous Art Deco door and window trim as well as plaster crown moulding.

I can live with the crown moulding (someome paid a lot of money to get those done - too bad it's ugly) but the door and window trim have to go.

Is there anything special to know about replacing the door and window trim because the walls are plaster?

I will use a nail gun and compressor, to avoid cracking the plaster, but any other advice is appreciated!


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11-19-05, 10:44 AM   #2  
Remember to take care when removing the old trim, to avoid cracking. Otherwise, the air nailer is a good idea. When you remove the old, check for the location of any nailing strips set into the plaster.

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