Looking to give your staircase a whole new look? Why not paint the stairs? Paint is a budget-friendly way of uplifting your stairs and giving your home a new splash of colour. As a blank canvas, stairs are ideal for a new lick of paint. So, the question now is… how to paint stairs?
Plan it out.
Before getting out the paintbrush or even thinking of sanding your stairs, it’s important to know what you want to achieve. Do you want to go for a single colour? Do you want to go for a bold look? Do you want to make your stairs unique? Many people use painter’s tape or stencils to create various templates on their chosen surface. The same can be done with stairs.
What you will need:
- Dust mask
- Cleaning solution and cloth
- Masking tape
- Painter’s tape
- Paint brush
- Paint scraper
- Wood filler
- Paint roller
- Paint tray
Clean and sand.
No matter the surface you are painting, there will always be some prep work. Thoroughly clean your stairs. Repair any loose or broken parts of your stairs and remember to fill any dents with wood filler. Next, sand down the stairs to prepare the floor for painting. Use a dust mask while sanding the stairs.
In case you are too busy to paint your staircase yourself or would prefer if a professional did it for you, why not get one of our London decorators? At the Handy Squad, we have a team of expert painters and decorators all across London who will be able to paint stairs, paint walls or paint your whole house while they are at it (or complete a variety of other painting services).
Choosing a good primer is key to ensuring your stairs will remain looking stunning for many years to come. As stairs are highly used and get a good amount of wear, it’s important to prime them before painting.
Tape out your template.
If you’ve chosen to use painter’s tape to create a unique template, now is the time to start taping your stairs with your chosen template. Once you are happy with your template, it’s time to paint. Don’t forget to tape the sides of your staircase too (so you don’t accidentally also paint your walls).
Get the paint brush.
Paint your stairs (whatever colour you prefer!) and then let them dry. Allow for the paint to dry completely before walking on your stairs. Remove the painter’s tape and admire your hard work!
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