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!