4 Guaranteed Tricks To Remove Stubborn Screws

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Hi I'm Scott.

a general contractor in historic home restoration,

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here to show  YOU how  you can  do-it-yourself.

Have a stubborn screw? Here's how to remove it:


Old paint is like glue holding those screws in place.

Remove the  Paint


Give the screws a good dousing in a spray lubricant that is designed to break up rust.

Use spray lubricant


If the screw is being especially stubborn, try tapping the screwdriver with a hammer while turning it.

Break Out the hammer


If that screw isn’t going to move, you can still get that old hardware off by drilling it out.

Time to Drill