Cutting away skirting board

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I need to remove some sections of skirting board so that my units will fit flush against the wall. I don't have a multi tool, and I don't want to buy one just for this one job.

What is standard practice when removing existing skirting boards? I'm assuming hammer and chisel... bolster?
 
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Expect quite a bit of plaster damage if you get stuck in with a bolster chisel......you can minimise damage by locating the nails, expose the heads with a sharp wood chisel and pull the nails out with pincers.
Run a Stanley knife along the top and the skirting will come away reasonably well.
John :)
 
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I bought a Bosch multi tool in order to neatly cut out one piece of skirting.

Since then I've used it hundreds of times and I wouldn't be without it - worth every penny!
 
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Not uncommon; it's amazing how many people use there instead of their etc. And of course the only time I bothered to correct someone, I had several typos in the post.
 
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Not uncommon; it's amazing how many people use there instead of their etc. And of course the only time I bothered to correct someone, I had several typos in the post.

At least there and their sound the same. I've been going around saying "brought" in my every day speech.
 
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Doggit

Ouch; still you're man enough to admit it, and I'm sure you'll get over the embarasment soon. Shame you're friends didn't correct you earlier - change them.
 
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Well my family didn't correct me either. Perhaps they thought I was saying bought instead of brought.
 
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Now I can understand that one. I discovered I had aspergers, and when I brought it up, the ex told me that she and her friends had known for some time, but they didn't want to upset me by telling me about it; that actually hurt more.
 
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Well, I'd like to take this opportunity to make a formal apology here to anyone that has been negatively effected by my misuse of the English language. It certainly wasn't my intention to cause offence.
 
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Doggit

Trust me LC, most people on this site wouldn't take a blind bit of notice. Yours is better than most, and definitely better than mine.
 

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