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Old 01-12-2018, 07:32 AM  
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Default Prying off splash guard w/minimal damage?

Hey guys A quick (and possibly noob-ish question) for yuz:

I'm replacing a bathroom vanity. The cabinet itself is just screwed to the studs, but the one-by-four wood backsplash is cemented to the wall.

Is there a way to pry it off without taking out a whole whack of drywall? Maybe some kind of special tool that can get in there and cut?

Or do I just whack in the ol' pry bar, pull the thing off whichever way, then cut out the wall around the damage and put in a new section?

Thought you might be able to save me some time and dust. Thanks!

Home-destroyingly yours, Z.


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Try driving a thin blade like a putty knife between the dry wall and board to break the bond. Start at one end and carefully work your way across the span.


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Try driving a thin blade like a putty knife between the dry wall and board to break the bond. Start at one end and carefully work your way across the span.
It worked. Didn't think a putty knife would be strong enough for something like that. Thanks! (I actually I had my wife do it... She's been driving wedges between us for years, so her technique's much better.)
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Good deal! And thanks for the chuckle...😏
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