Question on paint for indoor stairs.
I'm getting ready to buy paint for the wood stairs leading down to my finished basement. The last owners finished them in a solid tan satin paint and not only does the color look terrible, but dirt and dust sticks to them like crazy because of the satin finish.
I plan to repaint with white risers and dark brownish black treads. I'm assuming I need either a semi-gloss or gloss, esp on the treads, but which one? Gloss seems like it will hold up the best but I'm worried it will be slippery.
Also do I need to sand the old paint and prime? Its not peeling or flaking at all, and probably is less then a year old because the prev owners repainted right before we bought this house. Of course, either way I am going to clean the stairs well.
Thanks so much!