Asked on Oct 8, 2017

Do I k eep the medium oak trim, doors and cabinets, which are actuall

Sherrill A.C. WallaceBijousDeborah
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My home needs updated . I have the older medium oak trim, doors and vaulted ceiling beams..also cabinets..Having worked for a builder I know trim alone is more espensive if it is stain grade and much cheaper if the customer went with paint grade..so do I go ahead and paint over a rich wood look or do what is trending and go with just painting over vaulted beams, cabinets and all...Seems a shame to paint over real wood but ...what do you think?

5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 8, 2017

    That is a very personal decision. I prefer unpainted trim.
  • Deborah
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Whatever you do - do not paint- We bought a house where they painted and it is showing thru the paint. Anyway wood trim seems to be on the way back in style.
  • Sherrill A.C. Wallace
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Thanks..Beauties! One Builder told me I really needed to paint, which I do not particularly want to do but would if that is what everyone suggested, then another builder said to just sand lightly and stain that it would be back in style in 10 years...I love a rich wood but I also like the new construction homes with all the white trim etc.. big difference in my love and like...any more responses are all appreciated, Your kindness is appreciated!
  • Bijous
    on Oct 8, 2017

    If you like the white trim, then reverse the look. Beautiful stained wood and stark white walls. Gorgeous!
  • Sherrill A.C. Wallace
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Hummm never thought about that! Thanks!

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