Transform Your Staircase in Just 2 Hours!

Alicia W
by Alicia W
2 Hours
An easy project to change your boring white stair's kick plate or front into something out of a magazine. You're neighbors will be so envious!!

Watch the video below to see what it looks like now!
These are the materials that I used - carpenter's square, metal and vinyl tape measure, pencil, utility knife, credit card, cardboard box, and vinyl wall covering.

Begin by vacuuming and wiping the stair treads and fronts. Watch the video to see the after!

Stand back and admire your hard work. And hey, invite the neighbors in to see how awesome your staircase looks!

For the full step-by-step instructions, check below:
Measure the width of the stair front.
I found the bottom stair front is thinner due to the fact that there is usually molding added to the bottom along the floor.
Measure the length of the stair front.
Using a tape measure, mark the measurements onto the back of the vinyl.
Place several pieces of cardboard under your vinyl before cutting.
Using a utility knife and carpenter's square, cut the vinyl along your measurement marks.
Remove the backing and adhere the vinyl to the stair front.
Use a credit card to smooth out any air bubbles.
Continue to measure, cut and cover your remaining stair fronts.

 In case you missed it at the top of the page, scroll up to watch the video and see the result!
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  • Twilla Victoria Jeanis Twilla Victoria Jeanis on Jul 28, 2017

    Have carpet on my stairs but really love this is ripping it up too big a task for me? what's involved in the prep for getting the stairs ready after the carpet is pulled up??

  • Lisa Lisa on Sep 16, 2017

    What is the best way to paint around mirrors, door frames, and cabinets? Also, what is the most popular color to paint walls for resale.

  • Mschuz Grigsby Mschuz Grigsby on Sep 23, 2017

    Great Idea... where did you get vinyl with adhesive backing?

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