|Forum topic by tealetm||posted 01-20-2016 06:22 PM||482 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
01-20-2016 06:22 PM
Hi all- I’m new to this website and am looking for some help.
To give a short backstory, I recently purchased my first house just outside of Albany, NY. The original part of the house is late 1800’s, but the part I’m working on is newer (I’m unsure of age of the addition). So after gutting the soon to be dining room (major structural work) I’m now into the finishing stages.
I’ve been stripping a set of doors that lead into the dining room. The doors are very nicely made and I’d like to stain them, while keeping all the other trim in the room painted. I’ll eventually do a pine beadboard wainscot, and think I’ll stain the beadboard and paint the baseboard/chairrail.
So my #1 question is: Can anybody identify what wood the doors are made of?
And my #2 questions is: If I stain over paint that is left behind (hard to get, rounded areas), will it look ok or am I inviting problems? What type of stain would you recommend, I’m assuming i would use a top coat of something to make it durable). As I mentioned, I’d like to have the pine beadboard somewhat match the doors.
Thanks for your help!!