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Old 12-30-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
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Help for painting trim and doors: We need your advice!

Okay so my boyfriend and I need some advice on panting our trim and doors in our house. Currenty the trim and doors are all a light oak color which we do not like. We like the look of white trim and white doors but not sure if it is the right choice. The trim is only around the door frame and outlining each room. Another problem is that in the Kitchen we have the same light oak colored kitchen cabinets and also want to paint them white. It sounds okay but I'm just scared it will end up looking stupid after all the work. Most new homes and apts have the white painted trim and thats what we are going for. So please give your advice and input thanks!


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Old 01-01-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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Why do you think white trim would look stupid. You have seen lots of white trim, so you know what it looks like. My only reservation is that if the trim and cabinets are actually oak , it has a very open grain that is difficult to achieve the smooth white painted look on. If it is just some smooth grained wood stained a light oak color, it will paint much better.If you decide to paint, use a quality oil base and don't scrimp on the prep..degrease, sand, oil base bonding primer, patch any defects highlighted by the primer and spot prime, then sand and apply first coat with quality brush. Use an additive such as Penetrol to help the paint lay nicely, and don't try to apply heavy coats.


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Def. OK to go with white
By far the single most popular color for trim repaints
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