05:23AM | 05/07/02
Member Since: 05/05/02
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I have a house built in 1910. The trim is in good shape but has alot of knicks, splattered paint, and the finish looks like old skin in places. Is there a way to fix this without stripping? I've stripped some tables and don't want that mess in the house or around the kids and pets. I also have an old paino that has the same problem and my husband says if you strip it you lose the value. The paino looks like H*** and it is not going to be sold so I don't know why he is worried about it's value.

Mark Hammond

01:13PM | 05/10/02
Member Since: 05/09/01
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Hi Crabby,
If you plan to paint over the trim then you can just sand and paint w/o too much trouble. Scrape and feather the loose areas prime and paint. If there are very deep scratches use a pre-mixed wood filler or drywall compound to fill and then sand and paint.....Mark Hammond


02:12AM | 05/13/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
As for the piano, the value depends on the type and maker. If its an upright you probably won't lose much value and may even gain value. If its a baby grand - then check with a piano expert.

[This message has been edited by BobF (edited May 13, 2002).]

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