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hinkski
Staples

What is the best way to remove staples from a wood floor. I bought an old house and padding for the carpet was stapled to the floor boards.

A. Spruce
Re: Staples

There's usually bits of pad left under those staples, making it easy to grab them with pliers or get a flat screwdriver under them. I tend to prefer side cutters for most pulling chores because they bite a little better than pliers and they have better leverage.

hinkski
Re: Staples

most of the staples are sunk into the wood any ideas.

A. Spruce
Re: Staples

Utility knife will get under tight staples easily enough. Loosen then grab with pliers or side cutters and pull.

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