I just had new "new construction" windows installed, and I have to cut new
interior trim out of pine. My plan is to stain them.
However, being from CT, it's cold up here this time of year and staining in
the house without ventilation probably isn't good for my pregnant wife.
I was thinking of installing the trim now (so we'll have something to hang
our blinds from), and staining in a few months. The trim will be installed
with small trim nails so it shouldn't be a problem to pull it back off.
The interiors of the windows (Anderson) are unfinished pine as well.
Am I hurting anything by waiting a few months?
i'm in ct also,why don't you use a water based stain and then a
waterbased poly,no odor.if you still want to wait i wouldn't take the
trim off afterward,just stain it while it's on.tape around it first.
If you want to wait a few months to stain, yet still get the trim up and
mount blinds, drapes, etc. How about this?
Trim out the windows but before trimming them out, staple waxed paper
around the periphery. After you trim out, go around and trim the wax
paper leaving whatever margin you're comfortable with to mask the wall.
Once you stain, seal and finish the trim, take a brand new razor knife
and draw it down the joint between the trim and the wall. You're done!
No other masking or cleanup, touchup necessary.
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