AT Survey: Painting Wood Trim?

AT Survey: Painting Wood Trim?

Jeanine Brennan
Dec 1, 2008

It's a dilemma most Bostonians face at one time or another — whether to paint original wood trim inside your apartment or home. If the older place you moved into has managed to survive this long with its natural wood trim intact, do you keep it that way after you move in? Purists and painters please weigh in after the jump...

When we moved into our 100-year old home, it not only had original wood trim on all of the doors and windows, it sported high oak wainscoting in the dining room up to our shoulders. But, like neon.mamacita in her home above, we painted everything white and have never looked back. The whole process wasn't without its share of agony though; since we're fans of all things old and original, we understand the other side of the fence very well.

Pics: neon.mamacita's flickr photostream

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