About Wainscoting DisposalThe biggest challenge won’t be removing the Wainscoting. Nope. That’s actually the easy part of the process. What will pose the biggest problem is what to do with the debris material. When you remove things like Wainscoting and/or trim, or any other type of paneling, you create a whole lot of debris. So, you’ll have to do something with it.
Many people choose to err on the side of security when opting for glue instead of nails to hang wood paneling. If they ever have to remove the paneling, however, they may end up regretting their conscientiousness. Not only is the paneling more difficult to remove, glue residue remains on the wall, and it won’t come off without at least some damage to the wall material. —San Francisco Gate.comIn most cases, you won’t be able to simply throw it out with the rest of the household trash. Instead, you’ll either need to load it up and haul it to the proper disposal facility or have a local junk hauler come in a take care of it. (The latter option not only takes it off your hands but also allows you to offload a bunch of unwanted stuff at the same time.)
Bethel Island Wainscoting Removal Made SimpleNow, let’s get to how to get it off the wall. Here’s a simple overview for Wainscoting removal you can easily follow:
- Cut along the top. Generally, Wainscoting is sealed along the top to prevent moisture from creeping in between it and the wall itself. So, you’ll need to use a utility knife to cut the seal.
- Remove all the nails. After you cut the seal, you can then locate the nails fastening it to the wall and pull them out, one at a time. This will take some time but shouldn’t be too difficult.
- Pull off the baseboards. Next, you’ll need to remove the baseboards (if equipped) from the bottom of the paneling. Use a pry bar and exercise caution so you don’t accidentally gouge the floor.
- Remove the individual panels. Once the nails are out of the panels and the baseboard is removed, you’ll need to carefully pull the panels away from the wall to avoid damaging it.