How to repair lower part of walls before putting in baseboards

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tbayav8er

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Hi Everyone - I just finished pulling off old baseboards. They were glued to the wall. It made a bit of a mess of the drywall pulling them off. I've attached a picture. Any tips on prepping the area before putting new baseboards on? Thanks!
 

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Interesting.

The wall appears to be plaster, so is the wall finish even with the wall sil, or is the sil recessed?
 

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Your going to have to cut out all that loose material.
If you do this again make sure to cut the paint and caulking line first, Tap a stiff, wide bladed putty knife behind it to act as a fulcrum point for a flat bar.
I find it easier to then use a saw all with a metal cutting blade to cut off the nails and deal with the nails after the boards out.
 

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How tall are the new baseboards? If they are taller than the damaged area I wouldn't do too much. You might want to paint the wall before putting them up.
 

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I'm probably going to buy taller baseboards for that very reason, actually. I'll also gain about 6mm with the new flooring up putting down. Which loose material do I need to remove? The paper that's coming loose?
 

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I'm probably going to buy taller baseboards for that very reason, actually. I'll also gain about 6mm with the new flooring up putting down. Which loose material do I need to remove? The paper that's coming loose?
Anything that is sticking out past flush on the wall and repair any of the surface that is above the board.
 

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