Refinishing Staircase Banisters!! A Complete Makeover!!


Every time I worked on staircase banisters, I get amazed with every transformation.. How much every single house change with only refinishing the banisters!!
Before & After
Before & After
I like banisters with vintage look, with the antiqued touch that makes each and one of them very unique!
refinishing staircase banisters a complete makeover, home improvement, stairs
First you need to do some prep!
Protect the spindles to get painted with painters tape..
Then clean and degrease all the banisters..
Now apply waterbase primer..
from natural Oak color to black/bronze finish
from natural Oak color to black/bronze finish
What do you think?
Without the tapes now!
Without the tapes now!
We also matched the steps with no carpet on it, to look like the the banisters..
How about this Before & After!
How about this Before & After!
Now look at this before and after!
After
After
How about this antiqued white!
refinishing staircase banisters a complete makeover, home improvement, stairs
One more!
refinishing staircase banisters a complete makeover, home improvement, stairs
refinishing staircase banisters a complete makeover, home improvement, stairs
Let me show you one more color!
Before
Before
Love this one!
After
After
Let me post some close ups!
refinishing staircase banisters a complete makeover, home improvement, stairs
refinishing staircase banisters a complete makeover, home improvement, stairs
refinishing staircase banisters a complete makeover, home improvement, stairs
I had so much fun playing with grays, brown, bronze and gold colors and then I antiqued the metal spindles with white wax..
refinishing staircase banisters a complete makeover, home improvement, stairs
With my Pixie Dust I had the freedom of using my own color combinations!
After primer apply your favorite color and the accentuate the banisters with light and dark shades of the same base color and antiqued with a contrast color..
Let it dry and seal with (2) coats of Polycrilyc..
Have fun!!
with added to your flat finish latex paint, the sky is the limit to use any color..
Tip: With natural stain you can add movement and make colors to look so dramatic!!
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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Laurie Grisbach
    on May 23, 2017

    What type of paint do you have the most success with when not sanding the banisters?
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