I have an old staircase in my home and to dress it up, I'm thinking of tiling the risers.
Since they don't get stepped on, but likely bumped by feet, what is the best way to prepare them to hold the tile?
Thank you for all the help and awesome ideas... Walls treat, I love those stenciled steps .... I just don't think paint is enough to make these old stairs look any good, and if I did that much work on them, I'd want it to be permanent....those are gorgeous. tin ceilings sound nice too, and I know they come less shiny too .... may look into it.... thanks again!
Harold...if they are cut straight and true the tops and bottoms will be against the tread and the underside of the tread overhang. the sides could be bent over or a small piece of molding could be applied if the risers have "exposed" edges.
I like the stenciling best of all.. it would not cause me to fall up the stairs, I hope. Very nice. Like he strips, but would cause visual dilemma. Good luck.
we are replacing the treads on ours with hard wood (ash) and facing the risers with 1/4" plywood stained to match the treads. It's an enclosed staircase. It used to have cheap carpet. I have already removed that. I tried to talk my husband into tiles or paint or something but nope just wood.