07-08-2011 12:45 PM
My husband and I recently bought a home built in the 80's and it has a medium tone wood trim throughout the house. It is quite scuffed up in the high traffic areas. We have two little boys, so I need something that can withstand abuse. What type of paint do you all suggest? Since a lot of the trim had been oiled and/or stained previously, should I use a primer first or just a primer/paint all in one?
With two kids, I don't have a lot of free time, so I want to do this once and right. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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07-08-2011 01:24 PM
Hello Handymommy and welcome to the community.
My name is TC and I work for the Home Depot in the paint department in southern California. Congratulations on the new house. I would recommend using a good quality semi gloss or high gloss paint. For the last year I have been using Behr Ultra. This product has both the paint and primer in one can. It flows well and dries to a very durable finish. Before applying the paint make sure the surfaces are clean and oil free as possible.
I hope this has been of some help. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
07-08-2011 02:28 PM
Thanks so much TC! I was hoping an all in one like the Behr Ultra would do the trick. I'd love to do my doors too.... will the semi gloss work there too or should I do a different finish?
07-08-2011 06:09 PM
Hello again Handymommy and welcome back.
The answer to your question is yes. The semi gloss Behr Ultra will work very well on your doors and woodwork. If you want a glass like finish try adding a paint retardant such as Flotrol. This product will slow the drying time of the paint allowing all the brush strokes or roller marks to flow out smooth.
Thanks again for joining the community and hope we can be of service in the future.
08-05-2011 06:40 PM
We bought a 1972 Gambrel style home. There was wallpaper and more walpaper, well I used Martha Stewart Hickory on my dining room as well as living room walls. For the trim I used Pip, what a fantastic color that is for trim. Now everyone in our family is copying us!! For my kitchen I chose a country Tuscan theme and painted the cacinets with Pip and the walls with Dijon by Benjamin Moore and a nice Tuscan hillside print border. All my lighting is from Home Depot and Im so pleased with the results.