Paint/stain mismatched trim/windows


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Old 01-28-07, 05:27 PM
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Paint/stain mismatched trim/windows

Help! My door trim, doors and baseboards are painted white, but the prior owners put in wood replacement windows with stained wood trim around the windows. What should I do? Paint the windows --which I'm dreading, replace the trim and doors? Any suggestions would be welcome.
 
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Old 01-28-07, 07:03 PM
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Mismatched Finishes

From a cost perspective painting the stained wood is definitely the best choice.
You need to sand the top coat a little and apply a quality solvent based primer using a quality sash brush. The next step is to determine what the previous owner used as their top coat. Latex or oil?
You should scuff sand your newly primed wood, dust it off and apply the appropriate top coat. Two coats is best.
Ideally there should be two prime coats also but you had mentioned "dreading"
to have to paint your windows so one coat of primer and two topcoats of finish should suffice.
 
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Old 01-28-07, 07:11 PM
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Painting the windows would be an easier and/or less expensive DIY project
 
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I would add

One coat of primer is almost always sufficent provided the entire surface is coated - not necessarily covered.
 
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Old 01-29-07, 09:49 AM
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Thanks to all that replied. Guess I will get busy painting.
 
 

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