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Old 09-17-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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I know this is more of a design question but I have a home built1922 Has all oak trim in great shape and all oak flooring would love to paint out the trim in white to give a cleaner more modern look but afraid to make the change any advice Thanks".."....

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sand, clean,prime,paint,done

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I like to prime with an oil base, then a final light sanding to get any last imperfections. Then paint with a quality semi gloss latex.
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I know this is more of a design question but I have a home built1922 Has all oak trim in great shape and all oak flooring would love to paint out the trim in white to give a cleaner more modern look but afraid to make the change any advice Thanks".."....
We decided to paint ours white, the original trim in our house was a nice light color, but they re-stained all the window trim darker, so things were mis-matched and some of it was fairly beat up.

We sanded w/ 100 grit paper (just light sanding), then wiped it down with paint thinner. We used a latex based primer from Sherwin Williams called "Adhesion Primer", it works fairly well to stick to the poly. On top of that we used super brilliant white trim paint.

We personally think the white looks very good, it's modern, but not /too/ modern, particularly blended with the right wall color, furniture and fixtures. We had cherry furniture and an oiled bronze ceiling fan w/ darker wood appearance paddles. The diffuser on the fan looks like something you'd find in an early 1900s city building further helping to keep it from feeling too modern.
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