How can I effortlessly remove or replace skirting?

This is how you remove skirting without damaging your wall

Would you like to remove old skirting boards that have been glued on and replace them with something new, without damaging the walls? It is best to work methodically and carefully. The most efficient technique is to use a wide jointing knife (the type of knife usually used for plastering walls) to remove the skirting boards. Then gently hit the knife with a hammer between the skirting board and the wall. Move it gradually until the skirting board comes away from the wall. 

How to remove skirting with a wire?

If you didn't manage to remove your skirting boards with a jointing knife, another solution is to use a strong, fine strip of wire. Put on some work gloves and push a piece of nylon fishing line or fine steel wire between the joints of two skirting boards. Pull the wire with a back and forth movement behind the skirting board until it comes away completely from the wall. Remove any residues of adhesive from the wall with a sharp filling knife and sandpaper, so that you can effortlessly fit your new Parky veneer skirting boards or painted skirting boards. 

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