Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wood trim

All of the wood trim in the upstairs part of our house has been painted white. There is white semi-gloss and then, in some places, that has been painted over with flat white, using rollers. If my painting friend Jen has taught me anything, it's that you can't paint flat over semi-gloss. And who uses rollers instead of brushes on wood trim and paneled doors?

In any case, I've been looking at our trim closely. At the very least, it would need to be repainted to be consistent. But in our bedroom at least, there are only those two layers. And the varnished wood underneath hadn't been sanded before the initial coat of paint, so it's cracking in places and peels off easily.

So I peeled it off of the inside of our transom window. After I sand and refinish it, I should look pretty good. There's a lot of trim in here. I don't think I'll get done anytime soon. But it's a nice change from working in the yard.


Tippetts said...

That wood trim is amazing. I love it. The window is cool too. Please keep posting about the house projects - I'm very jealous!

denebug said...

I hope it'll one day be amazing. Right now it's just the standard, unimaginative white. I can't fathom why anyone would paint over stained wood. Wood has so much warmth and depth and texture. Paint should be used to cover flaws, not smother assets.