Suggestions for easy painting stairs

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I ripped out the ugly old carpet and pad. Stairs are a little steep so I want to keep them a light color. Looking for EASY please and thank you
q suggestions for easy painting stairs
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  • Emily Emily on Jan 15, 2018
    I have always been happy with the way I painted the attic stairs. Treads green, risers white. But they are attic stairs so of course don't usually get as much wear. But these have been done 15 years and still don't need repainting.

  • Staci Staci on Jan 15, 2018
    I pulled the carpet off my stairs as well. We went off white and put some carpet treads we found at Home Depot on them. They are outdoor carpet, so we stapled them in place

  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 15, 2018
    the last stairs I painted ....I painted every other one...so I had an escape route..let them dry and then painted the others.


  • Upn23854852 Upn23854852 on Jan 15, 2018
    That's really cool but pattern too busy for me LoL. I'm grateful for your help and if you come up with anything else please feel free to share?????

  • CecileH CecileH on Jan 15, 2018
    Why not just sand them down and stain them?

    • Upn23854852 Upn23854852 on Jan 15, 2018
      If they were nice old wood that's exactly what I would do. They are just lumber so yeah LoL they need character. I appreciate your time to reply to me, thank you very much

  • Jenny Jenny on Jan 15, 2018
    Hi, good luck with your stairs! I’d suggest using Mediterranean type tiles or stick-on type, on the risers, to coordinate with your colour scheme. Then paint and protect the treads also to coordinate. Look on Pinterest for some ideas like this. They look stunning when complete

    • Upn23854852 Upn23854852 on Jan 15, 2018
      I'm am going to check out Pinterest for your ideas thanks for taking the time to reply!!!!

  • Gracie Gracie on Jan 15, 2018
    I'm thinking of doing the same thing. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  • Jenny Jenny on Jan 16, 2018
    You’re very welcome! I’m really hoping I’ll get this done by proxy! I really love this idea BUT I live in a bungalow!!!!!!! Good luck x

  • Liz Liz on Jan 16, 2018
    My only suggestion is to only paint every other step so you can use the stairs till they dry completely.