Originally Posted by fallingwater
Using a good paint will last many years and withstand many washings. I like the combo of stained wood along white trim but Pine is not the nicest wood ever IMO. I personally prefer white woodwork and trim.
You're all right about the pine...but I had to answer the call of the...pocketbook.
I won't be able to get the pine to look like Oak, but I think I'd like the colors to be a little closer. I hope that's not super tacky. You'll still be able to see the grain, and it looks kind of nice to me, actually.
Hopefully it won't look like I was trying to make "faux oak." gag
Right now the natural color of the doors is very light.
I have stained some old hardwood shutters, doors etc, as well as some new pine furniture, so I know it will probably take me a week or so to complete the finish. I was planning to use that stuff you use for porous wood, stain and tung oil.
I just wanted to find out if it would look really tacky and I'm just overlooking something...LOL but now I realize Pine
BTW, I don't think there's any good quality paint when it comes to doors and windows. Try repainting a historic 5000 sq foot house... Ugh. All paints will fail at the points of friction, and when you put on new coats of paint, it just gets worse.
I'm kind of privacy conscious, but if I can find an anonymous photo hosting site, I'll put up a picture when I'm done. Thanks for all the advice.