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Dark, scratched up trim
May 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My house has dark (red oak) trim that wasn't stained very well when it was installed, and has also been scratched up by many large dogs over the years. I want to redo my kitchen entirely, and have my red oak hardwood floors refinished, but I don't know what to do with all the trim. There is way too much throughout the house to resand and restain it all. Oh, I also have functional wood beams across my 19' living room ceiling that are stained red oak and plan to leave them this way. Can I paint it darker? or should I paint it lighter? My house is in an adarondack style and white trim doesn't seem right.