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All the molding in our house is stained dark walnut as well as our inside front door and banister going upstairs.  I want to paint it white now to brighten up the house.  My husband wants to leave the door, the molding around the door and the banister stained. The floor molding and the molding aroung the doorways he will paint white.  It this going to look terrible or should everything be the same color?  Thanks for your help.

While most molding and trim is all the same, many colonial homes featured stained hardwoods and white painted moldings.  It may not be what you really want, but it's a compromise which is always beneficial, and it will not look terrible.  (Who knows....he may love the bright white so much he'll be tempted to do more painting.)


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