Updating outdated wood trim

Posted by / 20-Oct-2015 06:16

Updating outdated wood trim

The first step in renewing your woodwork is cleaning it to remove grease and grime and create a contaminant-free surface for the new finish. Then rinse with a sponge and clear water and wipe off the wood with a dry rag.

If there's paint slopped onto the edges of your trim or spattered on the surface, now's the time to clean it off.

I’ve never paint it and I hope any future home owners love it just as much as I do.

These pictures are in the upstairs hallway and bedrooms.

The staircase project was what did it and started the process of updating the mouldings.

Once I started painting the stair risers and balusters, I realized that painting the trimwork wasn’t too difficult, so I just continued around the room.

It’s pretty much the standard for crown, baseboard, windows, and the like. While we’re not sure what month, that makes our abode almost 114 years old. Original wood trim, let alone in this condition is hard to find in old houses.

*Update* I wrote about the paint colors in my home here, or click the picture to go to the post.

Anyway, alot of projects got accomplished and one in particular were the oak stained wood mouldings that I painted white. It’s something that I wanted to undertake for a long time, but just didn’t know where to begin.

You can dramatically improve the appearance of stained and varnished woodwork without all the work and mess of a complete stripping and refinishing job.

We'll show you a much easier process here—and you may even be able to eliminate some steps if your woodwork is in better shape than ours.

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Even though the staircase was time consuming, the result was completely worth the effort and I knew I would feel the same way once the mouldings were finished.

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