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Weekend Project – Staircase Refresh

Weekend project

Refresh a staircase
Spruce up your staircase spindles and bannisters


Start by covering any surrounding surfaces with dust sheets and securing them with Low Tack Washi Tape if needed.  If there are any nails sticking out ensure that you knock them into the wood using a hammer.



Lightly sand over the wood before you begin to paint to ensure a rough based for the paint to stick to. Then, hoover the bannisters and wash them lightly with a damp cloth and some sugar soap to remove any excess dirt.


Prime your bannister with our water based Pure Grip primer and use our Pro-D brush. Start at the top of your staircase and work your way down it. Ensure that you are covering all of the wood as you are priming. We recommend leaving the Pure Grip primer to dry for at least 4 hours before applying your finishing topcoat.




Now it’s time for the fun part – choosing your paint colour! Our Advanced paint range offers different finishes with excellent adhesion and colours to choose from. You will paint in the same fashion as priming – start at the top and work your way down. You can apply a second coat if needed. Leave to dry for at least 4 hours before you remove your protective dust sheets and masking tape. Voila, new staircase!