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Painted Stairs

Posted by claudialina10 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 22, 10 at 21:14

Hi all... I'm in the middle of many major and minor reno's on my house. I have a staircase and the stairs are painted white. I'd like to add some contrast and am thinking of keeping the risers and sides white, but painting the tread a different color (and adding that "sand/grit" additive so that I don't have to put down any carpet or stair treads).

Has anyone done this? Does anyone have any photos they can share of what 2 different paint colors looks like on stairs?


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RE: Painted Stairs

I think dark risers and white treads is a very classic look. I have heard about the additive but never tried it. I've always been told that carpet is far more slippy than bare wood stairs.

The link is to the stair gallery section on the decorating forum. There are lots of examples there.

Hope this helps!

Here is a link that might be useful: stair gallery


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RE: Painted Stairs

Thanks for the link! What I'll be doing, though, is not the dark stained tread and white riser... I am planning on having the riser painted white and the tread part (that you typically see stained) painted another color (likely a shade of green, to match our living room walls).

I can't find photos of that look and was wondering if anyone on here has their stairs like that - painted 2 colors?

Thoughts?


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RE: Painted Stairs

You might run this by the old house forum as they were pretty common on older period homes, at least in New England when I worked back there.


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