When you’re renovating, it’s best to save the trim so you avoid the hassle of having to find a replacement. But first, you have to remove the nails. Here’s a great tip for doing it without damaging your wood.
After the trim has been removed from the wall, you’ll find nails along the length of it. Instead of hammering the nails back out through the front, use nippers or slip-joint pliers to pull the nails from the back.
This technique prevents the nail heads from busting through the paint and leaving you with visible holes in the front or damaged tearout from the nails. Check out the video above for an example of the technique.
Pulling Nails from Trim [Concord Carpenter (YouTube)]
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