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How to paint a wooden staircase?

We recently moved to a Victorian conversion flat and ripped the carpet up from our staircase. The staircase has signs of wear but looks fine otherwise with a bit of sanding and ready to paint giving it a nice satin finish. We would like to paint it grey but we need a quick drying paint if possible and one which gives off nearly no smell (water based?). We would also like the paint to be heavy-duty to walk with boots, mop or hoover, and non-slippery (for us walking with socks).

What kind of paint would you suggest?
Is it necessary to sand and use undercoat first?

This is more or less the finish we are aiming for: http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/27476085296/grey-painted-stairs

Thanks a lot in advance.

Theo

2 Answers from MyBuilder Painters & Decorators

I would always give it a primer/undercoat to start with you can get this waterbase (quickdrying) farrow and ball do some very nice shadesof gray that would be perfect. and all of there wood paint is now water based.

2013-01-01T18:10:01+00:00

Answered 1st Jan 2013

hello.
i would have a look at ronseal diamond hard floor paints.
it is a quick drying, hard wearing, water based acrylic floor paint ideal for this kind of project.
hope this helps, stephen.

2014-01-19T22:15:02+00:00

Answered 19th Jan 2014

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