Casa Blanca Stairway

Gone is the tan, leafy wallpaper.

Casa Blanca Stairs

Now it is Casa Blanca color by Sherwin-Williams.

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Only Natural Stairway

Time to remove the wallpaper.

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Now the walls are Only Natural, a color by Behr.  The picture doesn’t show the color well.

It is a very warm beige.  Click here to see the color.

My Basement Stairs

With some time off during the holidays, I did a project at home that has been waiting 20 years.

Portrait Pictures

With some pine treads stained English Chestnut and some 1″ x 8″ pine boards painted white with Sherwin-Williams’ ProClassic paint, I have a new stair case.

The walls are painted Barcelona Beige – a Sherwin-Williams color.

White Spindles

This homeowner had wanted white spindles on the railing since the home was built years ago.  The builder didn’t do it.

It is easiest to paint the spindles before they are installed but it is not impossible to do after the fact.  Make sure that you take time to tape carefully.  It can be tedious but it will make a difference in how the project turns out.  Also keep in mind that it won’t be perfect.  It is difficult to get every little nook and cranny.  Next sand the varnish coating off as much as possible – the small areas are the hardest.  Then vacuum and use a tack cloth to removed the dust.  Now get out the primer.  Depending on the stain color, you may want to do two coats of primer.  Next, paint the spindles.  I use Sherwin-Williams ProClassic.  It comes in latex and oil base.  The latex drys as hard as an oil base but is easier to clean up the tools.  I recommend two coats of paint.  Lastly, remove the tape carefully and completely.  I use a wallpaper knife to help me get those tiny pieces off.