Best way to remove quarter round??


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Old 03-26-06, 12:54 PM
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Best way to remove quarter round??

What is the best method or tools to use to remove quarter round to minimize damage?
 
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Old 03-26-06, 01:21 PM
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You can drive the nail through with nail punch and pop off with pry bar. Number pieces as you remove them so you will know where to put them back.
 
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Old 03-26-06, 06:42 PM
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I found using a 4" drywall knife to pry it up works well. It's thin enough to get under the quarter round or shoe molding and doesn't damage the floor or wood.
 
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I find that it is wise to run a utility knife blade vertically along the seam between the 1/4 round and the baseboard. This will cut/break the bond between the baseboard and the 1/4 round if they have been painted or caulked. I also use a thin bladed spackle knife and mini pry bar to remove the 1/4 round. I place the thin bladed spackle knife vertically against the baseboard and work the mini pry bar between it and the 1/4 round. The thin bladed spackle knife helps to protect the baseboard as you gently pry against it. Some pieces may crack/break, no matter how gentle/careful you are. I always plan on replacing some of the pieces. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-27-06, 05:20 PM
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Cool

Thanks y'all. Cutting the interface with a utility knife / box cutter between the top of the quarter round is a must, not just for painted trim but for varnished ones as well.
 
 

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