Treads and ris­ers

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES -

Wooden stairs just call out to be painted. Paint­ing stair treads in an ac­cent colour can make a stair­case re­ally stand out. Black is a clas­sic choice if you have white ris­ers and rail­ings. I can also see red, navy blue and if you’re re­ally brave some­thing like char­treuse or even pink. Af­ter all, it’s just paint and can be painted over again and again. De­signs can be painted on the treads and the ris­ers to mimic a car­pet run­ner. There are thou­sands of pos­si­bil­i­ties here for colour and pat­tern. Use a solid colour and a sten­cil on the ris­ers or tape off a spe­cific pat­tern to mimic a car­pet run­ner. Be care­ful with bold pat­terns on the treads. Some­thing like stripes may give you ver­tigo, which is not good when you’re walk­ing on stairs. Which­ever pat­tern or colour you choose, talk to your paint sup­plier about the right paint for the treads. You don’t want to make them slip­pery so you may have to in­clude an ad­di­tive in the paint to give it a non-slip tex­ture.

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