Staircase, you make such a small statement in a big way! Before we knew much about stain (and our knowledge is still limited 🙄) my husband stained the handrail and balusters of our staircase. 😩 Let’s just say, the stain turned out to be extremely dark. If you follow my insta, you know I love wood but this was not a pretty color.
It was time to do something… 🤔
I painted it plain-Jane white in three simple steps and it looks beautiful! Also, Everything I used I found in my broom closet.
Clean the entire surface. Don’t skip this easy step! Why? Getting dust and dead insects in paint isn’t fun.
I did everything freehand but if you need to tape off with painters tape now would be the time.
Apply TWO coats of primer on the baluster and handrail. Don’t forget underneath the handrail. I started at the base of the baluster then worked my way up but you can do it however. I allowed the each coat of primer to dry one hour.
This is the primer I used, but you can use any primer. I chose this one because it’s what we already had in the broom closet and I like to save moolah. 🤑
It’s time to paint! Paint the baluster and handrail the color of your choice. Again, don’t forget underneath the handrail.
I chose Cameo White by Behr Marquee because it’s my absolute favorite white and I already had some on hand. Also, I totally swear by Behr Marquee because it’s the best paint ever.