how to paint wood stairs

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  • Can I paint my staircase?

  • A fresh coat of paint can transform your staircase without a lot of money. These two-toned white and brown stairs from In My Own Style are proof that painted stairs work in any home. Blogger Diane ripped out old carpet and refreshed her hardwood stairs with a little paint and wood stain for less than $25. Continue to 4 of 22 below.

  • How do you paint over old carpet on stairs?

  • Prepare the steps Remove any old carpet from your wooden stairs. You need to make sure the surface is in good condition before you start. Repair any loose or broken areas, fill any dents with wood filler and sand any rough patches to prepare the floor for painting.

  • How do you make painted stairs slippery?

  • If you’re worried about your painted stairs being slippery, you might want to add a grit to the paint to give it a bit of texture. Simply mix that in with whatever color you opt for and paint as normal. Be sure to let your stairs dry completely (at least overnight, ideally 24 hours) before walking on them.

  • How do you paint wood stair treads?

  • Cut in with an angled, sharp paint brush along the edges and use a small, fine roller to create a smooth finish for the whole surface of the treads and the risers. Always try to follow the wood grain with the brush and particularly the roller.

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