We are just beginning to strip all of the doors and trim in this house. "Just beginning" as in I have striped almost one single door and about 20 linear feet of trim. The trim and doors seem to be made of pine and I had originally thought they were simply painted white or tan. Unfortunately no fancy wood species underneath. However, today while working on the closet door in the girl's room, I noticed that the door appeared to have a faux grain paint job (aka faux bois). I didn't notice this earlier
a. because I dont think the trim has the same treatment
b. I worked on the back side of the door first.
c. Using the heat gun causes all layers to come up at once.
Take a look. It looks like they were going for a golden oak look to me. This surprises me because the stair cases are dark walnut. I would have never even guessed that faux painting would even been a possibility if I had not read about it on Craig & Yvonnes old house blog 6 months ago. What should I do now? Has anyone attempted to refinish their doors with faux wood grain?