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Paint advice for your stairs

Paint advice for your stairs

Do you have old carpet on your stairs and do you want a change? 

You could decide to let a professional remove the old carpet for you and replace it with a new one. Within one day your stairs will look as new so this is a super fast solution. But, there are also a couple of downsides to consider, using stair carpet. The part where you place your feet on will 

You could decide to let a professional remove the old carpet for you and replace it with a new one. Within one day your stairs will look as new so this is a super fast solution. But, there are also a couple of downsides to consider, using stair carpet. The part where you place your feet on will  wear off pretty soon and it gets dirty very easily.

If you have pets your stairs will be covered with hairs which is not a big deal if you have any kind of allergy, also think about dustallergy when choosing a carpet rug on your stair treads. Maybe because of all these things you decide to paint your stairs. Removing the old carpet is not an easy chore, and maybe this is one of the reasons why you prefer not to paint your stairs. But besides from the amount of work, there are a lot of pro's to consider painting over carpet. 

If you are not that much of a renovation expert, there are a lot of professionals these days that can do this for you. You could choose a professional painter, and he will create a beautiful new stairs. Also the paint quality and choses have become way better, so you have a lot of options for colors, or maybe even effects such as concrete look. 

 

You could also work with multiple colors such as the risers a different color then the treads itself. Maybe use dark and light or just white in combination with a warmer color such as dark brown or maybe trendy grey. Play with the colors, according to the space you got and how much room you got in the space where the stairs is placed. You can create a way bigger room by using the right colors. 

Also you have the option to decorate your risers with special foil, that is adhesive on one side and has different designs. Take a look on pinterest for more inspiration.

A big advantage of a painted stairs is that it is very easy to clean and you will not have big ugly stains on your treads when you spill something or walk on the treads with dirty shoes. You do not even need a special chemical to clean it, just a basis cleaning solution is enough. If you do use your shoes a lot of the times, there is a bigger chance that the paint will wear off easier, so this is something to consider and keep in mind. Of course there are a couple of solutions to prevent this, one of that is the antislip adhesive stair tape. This tape is easy to apply and will not only take care of the paint, but also take care of your safety.  

We recommend you to give the stair treads two layers of paint and also a finishing layer of clear lacquer as a topcoat. This way the stair treads will wear off less easy and you will enjoy your freshly painted stairs longer. If you deside to choose a nonslip safety tape, make sure to let the paint dry for at least a week, so the strip will attach better. 

Once you  have painted your stairs it is a good idea to walk on it only with bare feet and no shoes. The shoes could damage the fresh paint, even if you think it is dry to the eye. With painting the big rule is to be patient and wait before you start with the next layer. Go to a professional paint store to get some good advice on which paint to use and what is suitable for your stairs situation. 

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