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Chair rail help- scuffed walls

Posted by kellia (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 9:43

I painted our kitchen walls a darker brown shortly before Christmas and already there is a line near the kitchen table from being scuffed by our oak chairs. We have white trim around the doors and cabinets are white. Any suggestions on what I can use as a chair rail that wouldn't show scuff marks? I'm afraid if I go white to match the trim I'll just get black marks. But the dark paint is showing marks, too.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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RE: Chair rail help- scuffed walls

What color are your cabinets? If they are stained would a rail matching the stain work? Might also just want to be more careful with the chairs or get an upholstered chair.

RE: Chair rail help- scuffed walls

What about white painted beadboard to match your trim color. That would be striking with your dark brown walls.

RE: Chair rail help- scuffed walls

Last fall I up in a 4 inch wide peice of oat stained the same color as my cabs for the same problem. Its worked well so far. Even though my cabs are maple I went with oak because its a very hard wood that can really take a beating.

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