Paint or Stain Trim


My house is a 1940s bungalow and the original trim is stained a dark reddish mahogany. The base boards especially are looking very worn and dirty from years of prior shellac buildup. I have removed the baseboards in the hall to rip out carpet and replace wth new flooring and some have boards have cracked/split from age. Should I purchase and paint new baseboards white, glue the old ones back together and refinish. If I put up new baseboard, I will need to do something about the rest of the trim — what do I do?

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James 9 months 1 Answer 64 views 0

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  1. If you paint white where will you stop? It will mean the whole place. You can get replacement boards in similar shapes that can be stained to the existing color which would require only some as opposed to all being done. Certainly that would maintain the orginal style.

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