You will need:
Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint
Paint tin opener
Start early, and preferably when everyone is out for the day.
Factor in drying time and ensure the paint is fully dry (not just touch dry) before walking on it.
The longer you leave it to dry, the stronger the paint will be.
Start at the top and work down so you don’t get stuck upstairs!
While paint is perfect for making over an old staircase, you need to make sure the surface is in good nick before you start. Repair any loose or broken parts, fill any dents and sand any rough areas to prepare the floor for painting. Once complete, hoover up and clean the wood down with a detergent.
Here, we’ve used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint, which creates a timeless and hardwearing finish. It’s water-based and has been designed to resist knocks and scratches. It can be applied directly to wooden floorboards and concrete flooring, and directly over old paint or varnish (there’s no topcoat needed either).
Don’t be tempted to apply thick coats of paint – the paint will last much longer if you do lots of thin coats, rather than one thick coat. You can freshen up your banisters and woodwork as you go too.
But not until the first paint is fully dry. Once fully masked, apply your final layers.