Asked by: Mama Urashobbies and interests painting
How long should paint dry on stairs?
Last Updated: 16th June, 2021
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Similarly, you may ask, how long before you can walk on painted stairs?
Each coat takes about 8 hours to properly dry. Painters would come early in the morning and work their way down the steps painting. So we would need to finish all of our business upstairs by 7 a.m. before we could walk up the stairs again around dinner time.
Secondly, what kind of paint do you use on stairs? For the risers and spindles, use white semi-gloss with primer already in it. For the treads and rails, use a porch and floor paint. For the first coat, tint primer with your selected color. I opted for “low luster” rather than glossy to show less dust and be less slippery.
Hereof, can I paint my stairs?
You can paint both bare wood and painted wood, but if the stairs are very old and have many layers of paint on, you might want to strip them back first. Once repaired, sand the surface then make sure the stairs are clean and free from dust. Top tip: On bare wood you may want to use a resin and knot blocking primer.
What is the best color for stairs?
Painting Stair Risers in Dark Colour A lot of stairway trim and risers get painted in white or off white, cloud white being the default choice. Lately, darker colours even black are being used with some great results.