So because the prior owners of my house had a water loss that was never discovered until after the sale of the house, they had repaired the door casings as cheaply as possible (pic related). Its kinda bothering me now and I figure I should replace them. Theres like 23 sets of door casings like this. I can see where drywall was poorly patched/repaird, but thats another thread. Painting makes me want to drink until blackout.
I've never done a door casing before, can PrepHole walk me through the process? I think I need to buy a flat bar to pry them off hopefully without damaging the walls after scoring the caulk with a utility knife. Then cut some casing sticks with a miter with finish nails, putty over nails, then paint the trim.
Can I just buy one of those hand-saw miterboxes, or is it very strongly recommended I buy an actual chop saw that will likely go unused after this repair? Can I get away with leaving the top portion of the casing in place and painting over it or will the miters not line up well?
Flat bar, Miterbox/handsaw, finish nail punch, finish nails, wood putty, paint.