Staining baseboard and trim

Posted: December 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

Wood Decking Recently we started to tackle the flooring in our home again.  One of the first projects we started was refinishing the original hardwood floors.  However, we never replaced the missing trim work.  Trim helps to finish off the room, and I can’t wait for it to be done!

It was pretty tricky to figure out what stain to use for the trim.  Should we match the floor color (English Chestnut) or the existing trim work in the home (Blond Maple).  These are very different, but they seem to work well together due to the color variegation created by the grain of the original wood floor.  Since we were unable to determine an appropriate way of matching the existing stain, we went with the floor color.  Also, we had leftover stain!

If we were really set on matching the existing baseboard and trim we would have had to create stain color to match.  This method seems somewhat problematic for our project however.  Since we are working with such a large area of the home, there is a great chance that we would run out of our custom stain.  If you choose to create a stain I would recommend creating more than you anticipate needing.

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