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    @MNGophers29 wrote:

    @WPoS wrote:

    @Bertogliat wrote:

    @WPoS wrote:

    @gopherhockeyfan7 wrote:

    @Beauner wrote:

    @Bertogliat wrote:

    It is the easiest and cheapest of home improvements.

    Enjoy :lol:

    If that sucks, don’t replace you water softener yourself.

    Well part of what sucks is the trim. It feels like it takes so long but you cover so little actual wall space. :chainsaw:
    I don’t mind taking the roller to the wall. That part you can actually see the progress :lol:

    And I decided as soon as people mentioned soldering that I was going to hire out the water softener install. I’d rather be sure it’s done right than try to do it myself to save some money and have it backfire.

    I’m right there with ya on painting. Feels like the trim and doors are taking decades. End result is looking nice though.

    I hate painting with a fiery passion.

    why would any sane person paint trim and doors? Why would you paint wood? :conf2:

    As stated ^^ a good brush and you don’t need to tape anything you just edge.


    Edit, come to think of it, I would have easily painted the kitchen cabinets in that house. The old cabinets were fine but ugly. Quarter sawn oak….blech. Busy and very ugly. I tried talking my wife into painting them. She wanted new. :shock: We had already priced ourselves out of that neighborhood. In the end someone bought it with the ugly cabinets.

    you DO understand how expensive 1/4 sawn wood is right?


    This. It is an acquired taste though.

    I am also in the camp that it is a crime to paint wood. I make children’s tables and chairs and I tell people that I will finish them for you, but if you want them painted, you can do it yourself.

    If you all come across quarter sawn again you might decide to call in a guy who buys rehab and recycle before painting over. The price you get on quarter sawn, walnut, quality hard maple, cherry – etc – might pay for new already painted ‘cheap’ cabinets. If just veneered plywood no way but if solid quality hardwood – people find ways to repurpose that stuff and will pay to get a hold of it.

    Just a hint.