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 Posted: Thu Aug 8th, 2019 09:24 pm
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John Trier

Joined: Fri Feb 10th, 2006
Location: Adel, Iowa USA
Andrew Block wrote: As a renovator, there's a 90% chance if you ever sold that house John, that the next owner would paint all that beautiful wood. :(

I'm restoring a 1950's traditional/modern Louisiana bungalow (8.5' ceilings are a bummer) and I'm saving the cypress trim. Everyone that has looked at it has said, "Are you gonna paint that?"

You are spot on Andrew.  It’s very discouraging to see what people and decorators are doing the last 20 years. My daughter’s 1914 home had all quarter sawn oak trim and doors and they redid their kitchen with the same wood.  They sold it and the new owner painted everything. People are lemmings.  

New executive homes are 75% painted crap and almost as bad, 25% dark stained alder (the stupidest wood on this planet).  Lemmings.