02:38PM | 12/28/03
Member Since: 01/04/04
84 lifetime posts
My 1977 split level needs updating. I feel that window trim would add a lot of charachter to this bland design. The finish treatment used was to drywall around the corner to the window frame. I would like to install casing and a sill. Is it better to install the wood over the drywall, or to remove the drywall from around the window and corner bead and start anew? Also, should I use pine of primed MDF if I plan to paint? Thanks.


05:34PM | 12/29/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Cut the drywall out.

MDF is sure smoother painting but a mess of sawdust to work with and it dulls saw blades quickly, even carbide.


10:19PM | 12/29/03
Member Since: 01/04/04
84 lifetime posts
Thank you. If I decided to rent a sprayer to pre-paint the trim before it goes up, would you still recommend MDF, or would pine do the trick?


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