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Old 11-29-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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Brown wood windows with white casing?


We are flipping our first house. We are putting in white base, white doors, and white casing around all doors and windows. The windows, however, are dark brown stained oak. They are in good shape, and we don't have the budget to replace them. I've been told that oak doesn't take paint well. Would it be acceptable to leave them brown while still using white casing?
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It's all a matter of taste.

Some people will appreciate the natural wood window frames, other will prefer it painted.

It is a personal decision from person to person.

I have seen trim painted "monkey vomit green", in a home because the home owner liked the color.



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The windows, however, are dark brown stained oak.
They are in good shape, and we don't have the budget to replace them.
Don't do anything more to the wood than cleaning it real well.
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I've never had any trouble painting oak.
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:43 AM   #5
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It's not really that oak "doesn't take paint well". In terms of coating integrity, oak will take and hold paint as well as any wood. It's just that the deep grain of oak shows through a normal paint job. That may or may not be a big deal. Sometimes people go to great lengths to fill the grain of the oak so it will appear like another type of wood when painted. And sometimes people just paint it and its fine, just looks like painted oak.
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