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Well the budget project just cost me a $20 gallon (to start) of primer, sandpaper, paint rollers, rubber gloves, dust masks, etc

So I will be presenting my wife the bill moments before I say “Told you so” and then duck for cover.
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Well the budget project just cost me a $20 gallon (to start) of primer, sandpaper, paint rollers, rubber gloves, dust masks, etc

So I will be presenting my wife the bill moments before I say “Told you so” and then duck for cover.
Good luck. I can’t see a happy ending in your future
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Good luck. I can’t see a happy ending in your future
Well you could present her with the news while I watch the antics on closed circuit TV
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Well you could present her with the news while I watch the antics on closed circuit TV
Don’t think so. You’re on your own!
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Thought I'd update this with some photos.

HOUSE GOES ON THE MARKET in the next day or two!!!

Not only did we do baseboards, we did door and window trim, specialty trim to fake some pilasters, and also did wainscoting in the dining room. It looks great. Not sure it will hold up for a few decades. Wood would have been better. But without abuse this should be OK. Did some nice detailing around the big kitchen to living room opening. Some false reverse pilasters on the base of the kitchen island.

Realize this is a house that will sell for about US$160,000 so its not a premium grade house. Upstairs all the windows and doors use standard grade casement from the hardware store. Tossed in a couple of stained glass windows that we found at a junk/antique/salvage shop for $50 each to add a bit more architectural interest.

Here are photos of a the FAUX wood work... much as I bitched and moaned about it, I think it came out really well and even complimented my wife on her choice. NOT that I want to ever do it again!
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Just wait till she sees how much paint the MDF soaks up !

And the corner that is exposed will need to be sanded or it will be like a serrated knife until pieces start falling off.
This. The finish on cut mdf sucks. There’s a reason why they come with that weird coating.
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That's looks great Bob
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This. The finish on cut mdf sucks. There’s a reason why they come with that weird coating.
She sanded, then primed ... then painted.

Not worth the effort in my mind.

But...
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