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Picture of Will Quilt for Chocolate
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We've decided to re-do the inside of our master walk in closet. I will attach a picture, but the wood appears to be caulked and then painted over.

Not all of the shelves will be going. Just looking for some advice on how difficult this might be and how to get started.

Thanks!

 
Posts: 5005 | Registered: May 31, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Here's another picture from the other side

 
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You cut the seam with a utility knife. Not hard to do. You would do that if there was just paint there also as it can peel back.
 
Posts: 7047 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thank you. You make it sound easier than I had thought it would be!
 
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it looks like an older home so be prepared for several layers of paint! are you removing the side pieces as well? there might be hidden nails or scr*ws aside from the ones shown...i'm betting on nails...

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House is 11 yrs. We will have some work to do because where we live, they texture all the walls!
 
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In these days, Best products are there to remove the paint on the nails and becomes our work easy.

Decorative Upholstery Nails
 
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Hard for me to say without seeing it, but I would expect to cut the caulk or paint and then use a flat prybar to remove wood supports. It really shouldn't be difficult.

Your greatest challenge will be repairing the texture, and aerosol spray texture from a store will work.
 
Posts: 12186 | Location: Ft Collins, CO USA | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I doubt the OP is waiting for a reply. A spammer resurrected this post to post a link. The original post is 11 months old.


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