Roger Hazard and Chris Stout-Hazard
Cart | Checkout

Paint or Stain Doors?

By Roger Hazard

Roger,

We bought a foreclosed home and went about the process of fixing it up. One of the challenges we face is what to do about doors and door frames. Some of the original doors and windows were stained wood. We put white baseboards in all the house and were wondering whether it is acceptable to leave a wooden (cherry stained) door with the casing painted white or whether the casing needs to be stained also...or do the doors all need to be painted white?

Roy G.
O'Fallon, IL

Roy,

That depends on whether you are restoring an older home and want to retain it's original character. If the stained doors and windows are in good condition, I would say that you should stain the remaining doors and door trim. The main thing is that all doors and door trim should be consistent throughout your house. The windows can still be stained but should be either all stained or all painted as well. Good luck and congratulations on your new home.

Best,
Roger

Dealing with your own design hazards? Submit your question to Roger and he will answer it in an upcoming post.

Pin It
Roger Hazard
Roger Hazard · Founder · Roger + Chris · Sharon Springs, NY
Roger Hazard is TV's original home stager, as well as designer / producer on the international, Emmy-nominated "SELL THIS HOUSE," "SELL THIS HOUSE: EXTREME," and "MOVE THIS HOUSE." MORE ABOUT Roger Hazard

Hot right now on Roger + Chris

A Peek Into Roger and Chris' Modern Farmhouse
We completely redesigned the interior and exterior of our modern home in Austin, Texas. Come take a look inside.
Restyling a Garden House: Paint It Black
A cute, 160-year old Italianate Victorian had the potential to be a stunning garden house - but only after taming the garden, adding style to the porches, and applying some unexpected new colors.
Infographic: How Big Furniture Companies REALLY Use Your Money
With most luxury furniture companies, only a fraction of each dollar you spend is actually used to build your sofa. Let's look at just a few of the other things you're paying for when you shop with big retailers.
RELATED POSTS
Project Video: Creating Your Own Artwork
Do you have a large wall in your home that's shouting out for artwork? Chris presents a budget-friendly option: create your own grid of photos.
Kitchen Inspiration Pinboard: 1920's French Country
My take on a 1920's French Country kitchen kicks off with lower cabinetry in delicious German Chocolate, and upper cabinetry in a buttery off-white.
Modern Farmhouse Guest Bathroom
Tour Roger and Chris' guest bathroom.
JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Design ideas, new stuff. discounts, and the occasional puppy photo. Sign up! All the cool kids are doing it.

NEW GOODIES
Rooster ottoman in blue leather
88
96
Dagmar ottoman in leather
Inspector armchair in green velvet
98