I live in a circa 1984 house. Pretty standard. It had painted walls, and stained trim and passage doors.
So, upstairs the three bedrooms all have plain flat mahogany (or reasonable facsimilie) hollow-core doors, stained a light brown, as is the casing and baseboard.
However, the previous owner decided to redo the MBR and painted all the trim, and the closet doors, and the inside of the bedroom door. So now I've got a door which has stain on the outside and paint on the inside.
The inside has never looked that great - these cheapy stain grade doors do not take paint well.
I've wanted to replace this door for ages, it is slightly damaged on the inside, but have never been able to figure out just what to do about this. The door is highly visible -- we have a vaulted entry way with all three bedrooms opening onto the upstairs landing. So it needs to look like it belongs there. And no, I don't really want to replace all the bedroom doors (plus linen closet, plus bathroom) as well as the old baseboard...
Is there such a thing as a door that has a paint-grade skin on one side and stain-grade on the other?
Got any other ideas?