Painting the stairs - shoe marks & when do I remove tape??
I finally got to the "fun part" of painting the stair railings and treads. The prep, primer, and risers (painted white) are done.
I did the first coat of the brown (SW porch and floor enamel) last night. I was going to do the 2nd coat tonight but when I went to walk down I left sneaker prints on the top two treads, eek. Soo..... what do I do? I could try socks. I was going to try waiting until tomorrow to do the 2nd coat. The house temp. is set at 74 deg.
Either way, my stairs are royally taped up in two different types of frog tape. After the 2nd coat when do I take it off? I didn't think you were to wait until it dried completely. This is my first time trying the frog tape and I'm hoping it works like it's suppose to.
I'm hoping the 2nd coat of paint covers the shoe prints. It didn't dent the paint but you can see smudges.
The can says,
Recoat: 4 hours. I waited 24.
Light foot traffic: 24 hours
Tables, chairs, and heavy foot traffic: 7 days.
I was planning on waiting at least a month until we walked on it once all finished.