08:09AM | 07/01/03
Member Since: 06/30/03
1 lifetime posts
I have a 1900 victorian row house with painted wood trim, window frames, and doors throughout. I have pine wood floors and wood like to remove the paint on the trim, etc to match. I have been advised that removing the paint is a difficult task and it may not be worth it because you don't know the quality of the wood underneath the paint and, accordingly, it makes more sense to replace the wood trim, window frames and doors with pine. Do you agree? Should I try to remove the paint on the wood trim, etc or just replace it?


04:40PM | 07/01/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Do a couple of test patches, if it's too difficult, or the wood isn't a grade that's worth it have a company run off some new stock for you... or even if they have the bladed made that will be close to yours and send out the doors. Also visit the EPA to get the inside scoop on removing lead based paints & the safety isues.
And it kind of depends also on what you're time is worth to you, or if you love working on the ol'hasienda right?


05:32PM | 07/08/03
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
Replacing trim is easier and sometimes just about as cheap. check us out at We have alot of custom knives aready made that will most likely match what you have now


10:39AM | 08/22/15
Take off one piece and check the back for wood identification. My house has very ornate heart pine trim which we stripped and reused. The wood of today is not anywhere near the same.
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