Use a utility knife to cut through the paint and caulk where the casing meets the door jamb, siding, and miter joint. Use a flat pry bar to remove the door casing, being careful not to damage adjoining surfaces. Use a putty knife or chisel to remove any old caulking or thick layer of paint on the door jamb or siding.
How To Remove Sliding Patio Doors
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you remove door casing?
Most interior trim is attached using finish nails or brads, both of which are thin and have small, round heads. Trim fastened with these nails can be easily pulled off without removing the nails—sometimes the nails will stay in the wall, while other times they'll come off with the trim.
How do I remove a door stop frame?
How to Remove Door Stops
- Open the door as far as possible.
- Cut around the perimeter of the doorstop with the tip of a utility knife. ...
- Insert the tip of a putty knife between the doorstop and the jamb. ...
- Pry the doorstop up and off the jamb, opening up a crack at least 1/4 inch wide. ...
- Pull the piece completely off the jamb.
How do you drill pilot holes for exterior door casing?
Use the hacksaw and remove the head off of one of the nails. Place this trimmed nail into the drill as a drill bit. Use the measuring tape and make four evenly spaced marks with your pencil along both vertical sides of the casing. It will be easier to make the pilot holes from the outside of the casing.