Removing faux rock paneling

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Old 05-07-15, 11:36 AM
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Removing faux rock paneling

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Hello,

I am trying to remove this rock paneling, and am unsure where to start. The wall that I have behind it is cinderblock. Im guessing that I should take the dry wall off above it first in order to get to it maybe? If thats the case, Im also not sure how to do it, since it is attached to cinderblock. Heres a couple of photos of what Im working with. My apologies for the upside down photo..trying to get it right side up in editing..

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Removing the receptacle plate should give you a better idea of what is directly behind the rock panel. I'm guessing the paneling was set over top of the drywall. You might need to remove the chair rail and definitely need to cut the caulking where the panel meets the door casing. Setting the depth of a skil saw to just cut thru the panel might also help.
 
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thanks! I have removed the chair rail, heres what it looks like now.. (upside down for some reason)

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Be sure to cut the caulk along the perimeter and then take a stiff putty knife [or similar] and get it underneath the panel so you can start working it off of the wall.

I couldn't tell from the pic, is the fauz rock attached to drywall or wood strips? Hopefully one of the other mods can fix your pics - I don't know how
 
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Old 05-07-15, 12:52 PM
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Is it plywood with cement board mounted to it and then the stone?
 
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I was assuming the panels were a sheet of manmade material and not real stone ...... correct ???
 
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I believe that it is a single man-made panel..I have another one over my sink..this is looking up towards the ceiling of the one over the sink. I'm just wagering that they did the same thing over on the wall.

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The only thing to do is take a cold chisel and go to town on the wall to determine what it actually is. If it was a man made panel, you would be able to find seams somewhere along the wall. But, take out some frustrations, get out your tools and start whacking away. Its gotta go, so no salvage value, just start chiseling. If it is a panel, you will easily begin to see nailing patterns so you can target your activities.
 
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It didn't take much just a hammer and 2 3/4 inch chisel to take out the middle piece
 
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Another upside down picture. Please re-orientate you camera or phone so it is taking straight up shots. I'm not going to re-orientate every photo you upload. Alternatively, email the photo to yourself, open it up and save it and then post to the forums.
 

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Its strange, I've been taking straight up photos and emailing them to myself first, in the emails they look correct..
 
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After emailing pictures to yourself, save them to your computer and then open them up from the saved file in the computer. When I double click on the file saved, it automatically brings it up in a photo editing program. I then rotate to the correct orientation and save it. Then you can upload into the forum. That is what I had to do to correct yours.
 
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Ok, thanks will try that next time.
 
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