Question Hi Jenny, My husband and me want to put crown molding up in our house ourselves and my question is: Is there a rule or just personal preferance as to whether to stain the crown molding or paint it. We live in the country and our house is casual. All the wood in our house is stained and personally I hate wood painted white it seems so unnatural to me . But my husband says we should paint the crown molding white. We have white " popcorn ceilings" and I am in the process of painting and wallpapering different rooms. I always thought you should stain or paint the crown molding the color of your woodwork. Thank you for your help.
Answer Hi Wanda,
The crown molding should be stained to match your other built-in woodwork in the house. That's one of the few (very few, actually) rules of decorating.
The molding will have greater visual impact against the white ceiling if it is stained, and it will coordinate with the rest of your home. It sounds beautiful.
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Thanks a lot for your response. Your suggestion has cleared up the doubts I've been having for the past weeks.
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