Should we strip the paint off our trim?
A month ago we bought a foreclosed 1921 Colonial Revival(?) in our town's historic district.
We have no plans do anything to the house soon, but the one thing that is driving me crazy is the trim--I can't decide whether to strip it or not.
We peeled the (6 layers!) of paint off a small portion last night and discovered it's oak that has never been stained.
On one hand I do like white trim, it seems it was originally painted white, and it would be so much easier to leave it that way.
But I can't shake the feeling that it's just...wrong...to paint wood.
What are your expert opinions? Pics below...