Stair Spindles and Gallery Wall

As much as we walk up and down the stairs, the paint on the spindles was constantly chipping from wear and tear. So I decided to strip the paint and stain the spindles.

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This was a tedious and time consuming job. There was layer upon layer of paint.
n addition to the spindles, I removed the old sign and created a gallery wall of botanical prints.
To strip the paint off the spindles I went through 2 gallons of paint stripper. Stripping the paint, required patience and repeated applications. I found that putting the stripper on thick worked best. Once the paint was removed, I sanded each spindle smooth before applying the stain.
The spindles and frames were stained with Minwax, Jacobean. I love the color! It took a few days for the stain to dry and the house to be completely rid of the smell.

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  • Lynne
    on Aug 21, 2013

    great job! its was worth the work

  • Brandi
    on Aug 22, 2013

    Thank you kindly, @Lynne! There were a few moments when I wondered what I got myself into!!

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