The cement is painted, which makes for very cold toes, and in one of the bedrooms there is construction grade linoleum glued to the floor.
So needless to say the basement is a catch all for whatever we throw down the stairs.
Here are the befores.......
First things first the moldings must come off!!!
The easiest way to get molding off is to first run a razor blade down the edge as shown. This will break the seal of caulk and paint and hopefully minimize ripping paint and sheetrock off with the moldings.
Next grab a hammer, a flat screwdriver, a crow bar, or anything you can get between the wall and the moldings to pull them up! Start at one edge and work your way down!
All of our moldings are off!! Texturing and painting tomorrow!!!