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Whether you’ve just removed an old carpet or you’re refreshing an old paintjob, Rust-Oleum’s guide below has everything you need to know about painting your staircase…
Remove any carpet or covering from your wooden stairs. While paint is perfect for making over an old staircase, you need to make sure the surface is in good nick before you start. Repair any loose or broken parts, fill any dents and sand any rough areas to prepare the floor for painting. Once complete, hoover up and clean the wood down with a detergent.
Apply Chalky Finish Floor Paint carefully to the risers, ensuring there are no drips. Don’t be tempted to apply thick coats of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint, the paint will last much longer if you paint multiple thin coats rather than one thick coat.
You can use Chalky Finsh Floor Paint to freshen up the banisters and woodwork too!
If you have chosen to paint your stairs in more than one colour, once the paint is fully dry, use masking tape to mark out your design. Once fully masked, apply your final layers of Chalky Finish Floor Paint.
Start early and preferably when everyone is out for the day.
Factor in drying time and ensure the paint is fully dry, not just touch dry, before walking on it. If your only loo is upstairs, you’ll need to plan around this.
The longer you leave it to dry, the stronger the paint will be.
Start at the top and work down so you don’t get stuck upstairs.