Tips for Painting Stairway Railings


Painting stairway railings is not an easy task especially if it is your first time doing it. There are a number of things that needs to be considered before you undertake the task such as the texture of the railings, the paint used to initially paint it, it’s positioning, and many more. Here are some tips from your local Vancouver painters that should take into consideration:

Painter’s Tape – Before you even start painting, the first thing that you have to do is to cover the stairway’s banister or railings with painter’s tape or newspaper. This ensures that the areas that you do not want to catch paint are safe and that the area that you want painted are the only areas that you want painted.

Sanding – Sand the banister enough to remove its original finish and then wipe away the residue or debris with a slightly wet cloth. After doing this, wipe it using a dry cloth. Let it dry for a number of minutes and when it is completely dry, and then you can start painting it.

Painting – Start at one end of the railings and for each section of the railing, make sure that you paint it thoroughly and spread it throughout the length and width of the railing. Also put ample paint on the center of the handrail and then painting the side and the bottom after.

Let it Dry – After you are done painting, let the first coat dry for the time being. Repeat the same process on the next day and is actually advised to do this three times since coatings on railings tend to wear out faster than other parts of the home.

Another option is also employing the services of house painters in Vancouver in case you think you need professional assistance in accomplishing the task at hand.