How to paint/stain plastic molding


Old 08-25-13, 01:54 PM
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How to paint/stain plastic molding

The house I purchased has plastic molding that is white. I would like to know how I can paint or stain it so it looks more like natural wood. I prefer a lighter wood color not a dark brown color. Your thoughts/opinions/expertise would be most appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 08-25-13, 02:59 PM
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It's never going to look like wood.
A light sanding and acrylic latex paint will work.
Plastic can not be stained.
Old 08-26-13, 03:47 AM
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Welcome to the forums Barb!

As Joe said, plastic doesn't accept stain although it might be possible to apply a faux finish to it, painting is cheaper/quicker. Have you considered replacing the plastic with real wood?

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