White painted stairs
Posted on: 26-10-2023 om 14:44:19 | Dennis van de Burg | Tags: Painting tips for Stairs
White painted stairs is still a trend!
Soft carpeting is a thing of the past!
Traditionally, stairs were provided with soft floor coverings, such as carpet or linoleum. However, this trend has been over for several years now. Nowadays, stairs are increasingly painted in white or light tones. The stairs are usually painted in a RAL color 9010. This is a trend caused by various factors.
Interior style: The white staircase is a trend that matches the current interior style. White interiors are sleek and modern and very spacious. A white painted staircase fits in perfectly with this.
Spaciousness: A white painted staircase gives a spacious effect. This is especially useful in small spaces, such as a hallway.
Safety: A disadvantage of painted stairs is that they can become slippery. This is especially dangerous for the elderly and children. It is therefore important to provide the stairs with anti-slip strips.
Anti-slip strips: There are different types of anti-slip strips available. The most popular are strips with an adhesive layer. These strips are easy to apply and provide a good grip. View the different types of anti-slip tape here in prices/qualities and what you should pay attention to.
Painting worn stairs is a good option for a fresh look!
A staircase with worn carpeting is not only shabby, but can also be a source of accidents. If you are considering replacing the carpet, painting is a good option. (photo worn stair carpet)
Advantages of a painted staircase
There are a number of advantages to painting a staircase:
It is an affordable option. New carpeting can be expensive, especially if you have a rental home. A paint job is much cheaper.
It is a sustainable option. Good painting can last for years.
It is a personal option. You can paint the stairs in any color you want.
It is a safe option. If you paint the stairs, it is important to apply anti-slip strips. This ensures that the stairs do not become slippery.
How do you paint a staircase?
Painting a staircase is a job that you can do yourself. If you are a little handy and patient, painting and renovating your stairs on a limited budget is an excellent solution. If you are not very handy, it is better to outsource this to a professional.
If you are going to get started yourself, be sure to follow these steps:
Remove the old carpeting.
Clean and sand the stairs thoroughly.
Apply a primer base coat.
Apply two coats of paint.
Apply anti-slip strips.
Tips for painting stairs
Use a brush or roller for best adhesion. Use the brush for the corners and the roller for the large surfaces, so you avoid a streaky effect
Clean the stairs carefully, including all cracks at the steps. Dirt can get stuck in these cracks, which can cause cracking noises. This is super annoying. So scrape it out well and vacuum it clean.
Carefully seal these edges with a flexible sealant. Make sure that no paint can run into these cracks. Because this can also lead to cracking in the long term. So seal well.
Paint the sides of the stairs first and then the steps. The advantage of this is that you do not see any brush marks on the steps.
Apply the paint in thin layers. Thin layers paint better and tighter, so better 2 thin layers than 1 thick layer.
Allow the paint to dry thoroughly between coats. If you paint with an alkyd paint (turpentine base), it is important to allow it to continue for 24 hours. If you paint with acrylic (water based), this dries quite quickly, especially when it is warm inside, it dries almost on the brush, so make sure that the internal temperature is not too high, for example 18 degrees.
Paint the steps alternately so you can still climb the stairs. Stick a green piece of paper on every unpainted step to encourage you not to step on the wrong step.
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Dennis van de Burg
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