I just bought an older house, and the previous homeoners drywalled over the existing plaster on the first floor only. The problem with this is they did not pull the casing or baseboards away from the walls. Now in some areas the wall is flush with the door casing, or has left a narrow profile. Also, they nailed a 1x1 stip across all of the basemoulding tops to cover drywall meeting the base top. It is very unatractive, and we are looking to put flat panal wainscotting over it in the dinning room. Do i pull all of the casings off and pack it out? or pull off all of the drywall and plaster and start over? or just try to work with it?
Any sugestions and ideas are welcome.