Thursday, 11 September 2008
So this week I finally finished painting the stair rail. It has been primed and taped for months just waiting for me to get the time or courage to finish it off. True to form, I cannot find the before picture. I know I took one. I just can't remember when. So, picture the railings a dirty grey-ish beige. The handrail is rubber, so that didn't change colour. I used a semi-gloss black paint, and applied it with my fingers, while wearing a cotton glove. I read that tip somewhere when I was researching how to paint the railing. I used a sponge brush for the primer, and that did not work well, so I thought I'd try the glove method. Of course I wore a latex glove underneath, or I'd still be scrubbing the paint off my hand. It took three coats, and could probably stand a fourth, or at least some touch ups in a few areas. But they are not noticeable enough for me to care. I'm going to take a black sharpie pen to touch up the edges where the tape pulled the paint off (mostly under the handrail). I am so pleased with how it turned out. After I painted the stair trim white, the railing looked so dirty and dingy in comparison.