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Old 09-25-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Painting over stain

how much will painting over stained woodwork affect the value of the home?


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Old 09-26-2012, 08:03 AM   #2
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Probably not at all.


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Old 09-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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By far more homes have painted not stained wood work so I do not see it having any effect unless this is an older home that needs to be kept historically correct.
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depends on the quality of the paint work
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I think it also depends on what style home it is and what kind of woodwork it is. Cheap big box store stuff that is usually pine, or custom say, walnut or mahogany or oak. Also depends on what shape the woodwork is in. If in doubt ask a local realtor in your area to be safe. You would hate to spend the time sanding, priming, and painting only to find out you devalued your house.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Painting and adding some contemporary hardware to old, dinged up, dingy stained cabinets can be a great way to spruce up a dated kitchen quickly and inexpensively. On the other hand, and as mentioned, painting over nice hardwood custom cabinets rather than refinishing them properly would not be a great idea.

Remember, kitchens sell homes more than any other room. So do a nice job if you do paint them.


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