Options for finishing trim
I'm remodeling my family room and will be installing crown, base, casing and new cased openings. I'll probably use pine but haven't ruled out oak.
On past projects I've always stained and finished the trim before installation but am giving serious consideration to finishing it after installation. It'll be stained and will have brushing laquer applied over the stain. If I use pine I'll of course use sanding sealer first.
Is it a bad idea to install the trim over primed walls and ceilings, finish it in place without being overly concerned about getting stain and laquer on the walls, and then paint the walls and ceilings their final color?
Or should I just take my lumps and pre-finish this stuff before hanging? I'm a heck of a carpenter but I am terrible at the finishing part of this.