paint or replace trim?


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Old 08-06-05, 06:23 PM
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Question paint or replace trim?

What would be cost effective? Painting all the trim in the home or replacing it? Painting it seems like such a big task, but replacing it with prepainted trim and putting my paint color in it seems silly.
Also I think it would be easier to remove the trim, clean it up, paint it and replace it. He thinks we should leave it on, clean it up and paint it. What is easier or better?
 
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Old 08-06-05, 08:11 PM
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I would just leave it on and clean it up then paint. If you take it off you are more likely to damage the surface etc. and if you don't replace it EXACTLY the way it was you will be able to tell it was removed and put back on. Just tape it off clean it good and paint. Thats me anyway.
 
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Old 08-06-05, 08:37 PM
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I agree. Taking it off makes way more work to get right than just prepping and painting in place.
 
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Old 08-07-05, 06:31 AM
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It's not worth the effort and probable damage to remove it
 
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Old 08-07-05, 10:17 AM
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I agree! Why would you want to do more work instead of less? It is a lot less work to prep and paint then to do all that plus remove and reinstall.
 
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Old 08-08-05, 09:48 AM
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Thanks, he wins and another question

Thanks for the thoughts. I let him know that he won--we leave it on and paint.
I hate sanding and this is going to be tedious. So another option is replacing all the dark 30+year old woodwork with new and lighter colored woodwork. Is this cheaper than painting?
 
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Old 08-08-05, 06:33 PM
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The new woodwork would need to be painted/stainned. Not to mention removing the old and installing the new. Cheaper and easier to go with what you got.
 
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Originally Posted by smncn
... another option is replacing all the dark 30+year old woodwork with new and lighter colored woodwork. Is this cheaper than painting?
Nope, not at all
 
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Old 08-08-05, 07:37 PM
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Wink I've made some progress...

I've gotten one wall totally done, and I do like it. Now it's just the long process of changing the rest of the house--one room at a time. I had kind of a painting party tonight that helped to kick start the whole thing. Thank you all again for your feedback!
 
 

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