Paint or Stain

Paint or Stain

Question: I want to create an old world look throughout my home. I like the look of dark woods. I’m ready to start choosing stain and paint colors of moldings, baseboards and doors. I’m not sure if it is best to keep all the woodwork in dark stains or to keep them light painted color. I have bedroom doors, bathroom doors, and closet doors to do plus the trims. Your help would be appreciated. From: Sharon

Answer: If your woodwork is already painted it takes a lot of hard work to strip it back to stain it. So you’re probably best to keep them painted but you could make the color darker ie dark chocolate brown and have white walls, this provides a definite contrast and would help with the old world feel.
Written by Lee Brown

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