Memorable Moments: Ask This Old House
Yes, you can replace your own damaged baseboard
Season 3, Episode 16 provides tips for the interior projects Insiders may be facing during winter weekends. Replacing damaged baseboard is a project that many owners of old houses need to undertake. With the right tools in a home workshop, a homeowner can avoid purchasing expensive custom-made millwork, according to general contractor Tom Silva, who shows how to use a router or special fittings on a table saw. “You can replicate just about any profile if you have the right tools,” says Tom.
Host Kevin O’Connor tagged along to see a new technique for removing wallpaper from expert Jim Clark. It involves cloths that absorb stripper solution and are applied to the old wallpaper for 20 minutes; the moisture from the solution-soaked cloths is the key, enabling the old wallpaper to be peeled away in large sections.