I took up the wall to wall carpet in my living room & dining room. The

Hardwood floors are varnished & the wood work is stained dark, should I paint the woodwork white?

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  • Ken Ken on Oct 24, 2017
    Nice find! Is all of the other woodwork, like window and door moldings painted or is it all stained dark. Off-hand I'd say that you should do whatever makes you happy.

  • Ginny Ginny on Oct 24, 2017
    I would leave it alone. Natural wood is so lovely.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Oct 24, 2017
    By woodwork I assume you mean the moldings along the floors. If It is a lot darker than the hardwood floors, you may need to paint them the color of the walls, or white if that would look better. The dark stained woodwork may take away from the hardwood floors.

  • FL FL on Oct 24, 2017
    Sure, it would look fine either dark or light. I guess the white trim would lighten the room up. The dark wood would look okay framing any color on the wall, too.

  • Ohiorn Ohiorn on Oct 24, 2017
    Do whatever you like best!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 24, 2017
    It is your house,choose what makes you happy

  • Swa27189798 Swa27189798 on Oct 24, 2017
    Clean them up with a good wood floor cleaner. I use BONA hardwood floor cleaner. Live with them for awhile & see if you get used to the dark wood!

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Oct 24, 2017
    Remember dark does not show scuffs and marks, light color or white will. If it bothers you to be dark, then paint it. You can always brush (paint lightly) with a lighter brown, beige color or whatever on the wood work to blend with a color in the flooring. Use turpentine or paint remover on a soft cloth to remove excess. Decorative rollers can be purchased at DIY or paint stores.