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post #21 of 24 Old 02-28-2011, 09:08 PM
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  • Yes I do prepare my own trim for finish and most times make my own trim.
  • Learned from my school shop teacher plus home schooled myself from DIY books
  • Have done trim and furniture.
  • Yes would do my own trim.
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Do you know how to prepare wood trim for refinishing?
Yes I do, most importantly how to remove it without damaging the trim or the walls around it.

If so, where did you learn how to do it?
I learned how to remove trim by making mistakes installing it in highschool, and later by working for a remodeling company. I learned how to strip and refinish wood trim by stripping furnature and refinishing it, the same methods primarily to trim.

Have you ever refinished wood trim or furniture before?
Yes, both.

If you wanted to refinish the trim in your house, would you consider doing it yourself?
Absolutly, I take pride in my work and am luckey in the sense that my wife and I enjoy doing projects like this together.

If not, what would you say the biggest barrier to doing it yourself was?
The largest obstacle I see between people taking on the project themselves is a lack of knowledge. Many modern interior trims are not worth refinishing, and it takes some general knowledge to determine if the process is even worth it.

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Do you know how to prepare wood trim for refinishing?
yes

If so, where did you learn how to do it?
calgary alberta

Have you ever refinished wood trim or furniture before?
yes

If you wanted to refinish the trim in your house, would you consider doing it yourself?
painting is painting, finishing is finishing, so.... no and yes

If not, what would you say the biggest barrier to doing it yourself
was?
i don't enjoy brush painting so i would not repaint

i am a gearhead and a diy because i'm too picky about how how a job is done. if i can do it myself i will gladly learn something new. unless the experience was more like torcher, example....plumbing. i'm not one of them guys.... that scares me!

of all the things i have lost, i miss my mind the most
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Hello, my name is Jeff Alger.
I'm taking a Master's class in Instructional Design at Boise State University. My group's project is to develop training that teaches people how to strip the wood trim inside their house and ready it for refinishing (I'm not kidding, that's our actual project!). The first step we have to do is find out why people don't refinish their own interior trim. So, we developed a survey to find out.Can I ask the DIYers on this board to take a couple minutes and answer the following questions? Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Jeff

Do you know how to prepare wood trim for refinishing?
yes

If so, where did you learn how to do it?
trial and error

Have you ever refinished wood trim or furniture before?
yes
If you wanted to refinish the trim in your house, would you consider doing it yourself?
I would replace it

If not, what would you say the biggest barrier to doing it yourself was?
The biggest barrier to refinishing is obvious...restarting!!!

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