Met with a contractor - questions about trim
Yesterday I met with a contractor that seems to really understand what I'm looking for in our remodel. He's a friend of a close friend and she reccomends him highly.
But he said something that surprised me ... If we want painted trim & painted doors, we should get masonite doors instead of wood.
Really? He said it was because of shrinkage & the paint cracking that is inevitable with wood. But I know the doors in the house my dad built were solid wood & they were painted (he built it from '73 - '76).
The doors we have today all through the house are hollow core doors installed in the mid 60's and I'm not a huge fan of them. They feel "light" when you close them, but the doors I had as a kid felt solid.
So I'm wondering ... can you paint a wood door today? Or would I be better off going with Masonite and will it "feel" like a wood door?