Step 1: Remove casing

Remove the old door casing «»
Cover the floor with a drop cloth. Run a utility knife along the joints between the casing and the drywall on both sides of the opening. Use just enough pressure to slice through any paint or caulking. Don't cut too deeply into the drywall. Loosen the casing with a flat pry bar, then pull the pieces off the wall.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • utility knife
      Utility knife, for scoring around casings
    • flat prybar
      Pry bar, used to remove casings
    • drill
      Drill/driver, for driving drywall screws
    • hand saw
      Handsaw, for cutting 1x4 blocking
    • drywall saw
      Drywall saw, for cutting drywall
    • drywall knife
      Drywall knife, for applying joint compound

    Shopping List

    1. ARCHWAY KIT

    2. ½-INCH FINISHING NAILS

    3. ½-INCH DRYWALL SCREWS

    4. DRYWALL

    5. 120-GRIT SANDPAPER

    6. PRIME AND PAINT

    7. DROP CLOTH