I am in the process of purchasing a home built in 1902. It has oak wainscoting all throughout the first floor. The knob & tube wiring has to be removed and replaced with today's wiring. The wainscoting along the walls is approximately 4 feet high from the floor. The walls are plaster.
Question: Whatever has to be done to the plaster to get access short of removing it. How do I protect the wainscoting because I don't want to remove it?
I intend to protect the oak flooring with hardboard but don't know how to protect the wainscoting.