Staircase Painting and Staining
Your staircases are one of the most used parts of your home. Sometimes, however, stairs are the first to get overlooked or forgotten about when it comes time for an interior face lift. But current trends in interior decorating have included staining staircase – treads/steps, rails, and newels – and painting staircase – spindles risers, stringers, and runners.
Advantages of Staircase Painting & Staining
Why should you consider showing your stairs a little love?
Protect from Wear and Tear
Your stairs see a lot of action in their life. Staircase staining or painting stairs protects the wood from the normal wear and tear of an active household, and a small bit of care now can lengthen the life of the stairs in the future. Having painted stairs or a stained staircase can also decrease the chances of injuries resulting from splinters or damaged wood.
While considering staining or painting, this is a good opportunity to check the health of your staircases. Is any wood rotted or warped? Do the stairs need to be sanded or replaced? Are there any dents or dings that need to be filled? Show your stairs you care by fixing them up.The
Painted stairs or stained staircase, especially if accompanied by a thorough inspection and some spot fixes, can lose those creaks and groans that make every midnight snack run a not so stealth mission.
New Color, New Life
Especially if you’re making big changes to the look of your home, upstairs or down, you don’t want to leave the stairs out. They can be painted or stained to match the rest of your decor, or to act as an accent piece to really make your home stand out. At a reasonable cost to you, having painted stairs or a stained staircase can add a bold statement to your home’s decor. And like any good paint job, well-painted stairs can add value to your home when you are preparing your home for sale and increase appeal to potential buyers.