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Staining vs. Painting Historic Windows

I cannot seem to find any posts, articles, or websites that mention or advise on a decision to stain historic windows rather than painting them.  Am I missing some obvious reason why you should not choose to stain?  I have a 130 year old home in St. Louis and have been working for months on removing paint from just about everywhere.  I very much prefer the look of stained wood over painted.

 

Thank you

1 thought on “Staining vs. Painting Historic Windows

  1. You may want to check what type of wood the sashes are made from. On our house the sills and trim boards are oak but the sashes and sash stops are all fir/pine.

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