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Removing paint on wood trim

Rosefolly
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I am considering an 80 year old house that has been extensively updated. Some if it I do like. Old systems fail, or simply need to be brought up to current standards. However, one of the "updates" is that they painted all the extensive wood trim. Sigh. One of the reasons I would buy an older house it so I could get all that lovely wood trim.

I'm wondering how expensive it would be to get all that fresh paint off all that wood trim, which for me, has just been pretty much ruined. It's not a job I would do myself, so I would have to hire it done.

They painted the fireplace brick too, but I could cover it with some nice Craftsman-era reproduction tile, an easy fix and IMO an upgrade.

Or would I do better to simply move on and look for another place?

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