All right, we are removing the skirting board
today, and we need to replace this. We need to get it off. I’ve got a jimmy bar to pry
it off. A knife to score along the edge. I’ve also got a hammer and chisel just to get it
started, so the jimmy bar doesn’t make too much of a mess while I am in there. What we’re going to do first is I am going
to run the knife along the top edge just to score it to make sure there is no paint or
anything sticky holding on to the skirting board. Then I’m going to start with the chisel
and hammer at one end, pry it off, and then get the jimmy bar in and rip it away. First of all, we’ve got to run score right
along the top of the skirting board because quite often paint gets in there and it sticks.
If we were to just pull it off without scoring along, we could take a lot of the paint off
with it and leave big marks in the wall. Now, what we are going to do is I’m going
to take the hammer and chisel down and just pry it off the end. Just to get it started.
Then we can get our jimmy bar in there. Okay, now I’ve made a good start with the
hammer and a chisel. I am going to get the jimmy bar in there and just pry the whole
thing off. When you are working, try and find your studs
and pry against your studs otherwise, you will put holes in your plaster. They should
all be covered anyway, but it also makes it easier to pull it off. Now all the nails have come out. It is just
a matter of trying to work the board up and pull it out. And that is the skirting board removed. It’s
very quick and very easy to do.