Itll soak up paint like a sponge so use masonry or concrete primer and paint. When the paint is dry lightly tape 4-inch squares of cardboard to the painted stairs and paint the remainder.
The long fibers grab lots of primer and paint and theyll help speed up the job.
What type of paint do you use on stairs. You can even start out on a large piece of cardboard if you like. You can get comfortable with the edger before trying to maneuver it at an oddly high angle. Both indoors and outdoors concrete paint can be used to make your stairs look great.
Apply with a synthetic roller that has a 1-inch nap. However youd be surprised what a few coats of paint can do to freshen up your stairwell. If you dont need any repairs its a DIY project that you can complete in a few days.
Top-coating with a flat clear finish is also a good way to the cut sheen of glossy enamel without sacrificing durability. You cannot I repeat CANNOT use latex paint over a stainoil finishing. Whether youre sticking to the same colour all over or painting a stair runner choose the right paint.
Its worth investing in a good quality brush to use on your stairs it will make painting the edges much easier and shouldnt leave as many brush marks. Paint the handrail with interior enamel paint with a clean 2-inch trim paintbrush. When it comes to paint for stairs floor paint is the most suitable it is very hard-wearing cleanable and resistant to stains.
I decided to go with a low-luster enamel paint. The hard-wearing water-based paint resists knocks and scratches and can be applied directly to wooden floorboards or concrete flooring and directly over old paint or varnish with no topcoat needed. Get to know exactly what angle you should hold the pole how much pressure you need to use and how much paint to apply to the pad.
Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint is ideal. Floor paints are available in a variety of colours make sure you choose one that is suitable for wood floors. Paint the tread next and continue down the steps in the same order applying paint to every other step.
I chose the Porch and Patio Floor paint from Behr available from The Home Depot and had it color-matched to go with my. Allow the paint to dry to the touch and then apply a second coat. Check if your staircase has been previously painted with a stain or oil paint.
If you want a color outside the palette of the porch and floor enamels available at your paint store consider applying regular enamel and coating it with a durable clear floor finish. Leaving alternate steps unpainted will allow you to use the stairs while the paint dries. If it has been finished with stainoil use a oil base primer.
It will start to peel once it has dried. How porous concrete is. If you have another area of trim to paint that works.
Youll Need More Paint Than You Think.