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Do i paint all my oak trim in my house???

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Countrynlovinit

Should i paint my oak trim in my house I have alot everywhere? 

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Annie21

Personally, I don't really like painted wood, why don't you take it off instead of painting it? I used to have the same problem, even my widows had wood frames. It took me a while to change them but a call to US Window Factory made things really easy for me.

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dytecture

Personally I wouldn't stain or paint over wood trims, even though Oak is not as desirable as other wood species.  I think we can always find a style that can work with Oak and be contemporary as well.

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debrasays

With out a pic of your situation it is really hard to tell what do do. But having the practical side of me come out this is my best advise!Painting is a lot of work especially once the trim has been installed! Maybe taking it out and putting in an pre primed MDF product that can be sprayed and then installed would be better. I would use the oak moldings in a summer cottage or sell in a sale or give to a freind or family member. Painting oak just reminds me of refinishing something again. "Alot of WORK"Happy Stripping!! Debrasays

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jmurray

Hello Countrynlovinit,Whether or not to paint woodwork is a common decorating dilemma. You might find this article helpful for making the final decision: http://www.houseandhome.com/design/wood-trim-paint-or-not-paint.Of course, if the wood is in bad shape, it will probably look much nicer painted out regardless.Hope this helps,JenniferWeb promotions editor

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