To remove a door frame, detach the door, loosen and remove the screws that hold the frame to the wall, and pull out the frame from the wall. If necessary, get a friend to help you lift the frame from the wall.
- Remove the door
Place a nail at the bottom of the pin that holds the door to the hinge, and hit the nail with a hammer to detach the door from the hinge. Repeat the process for the other hinges, and use a pry bar to drive out the nails that hold the trim to the door frame. Repeat for the other side of the door.
- Loosen the frame
Drill out the screws that secure the door frame in place, and remove any remaining nail heads with a pry bar. In case the nail heads are hidden in the frame, cut all the way around the door frame with a saw to separate the frame from the wall.
- Detach the frame from the wall
Loosen the frame by gently hitting the frame edge with a mallet, and pry the frame from the wall. If needed, have an assistant help you pry out the frame. Finally, repair any damaged parts of the wall before installing a new door.