Painting & Decorating Question

Painting and old wooden stair case

Hi - I am have just removed our stair carpet and am planning to paint the stairs. Previous owners have obviously had a runner, and have painted either side of where the runner would be with gloss On the treads and risers). I have sanded everything down - but do I need to completely remove the previous gloss around the edges - or will it not be noticeable once I have primed and undercoated and painted?? Hope that makes sense - thanks!

2 Answers

you will need to sand that part well and blend it in to the unpainted bit-no ridge between the two. If the gloss is well on there and sanded well then you will be fine.

Answered 9th Feb 2013

T J Hubble

Member since 18 Aug 2009

Hi you will need to sand down where the paint finishes on the risers and treads or you will see a definite line which will spoil the look,either sand down until you feel no ridge or if the paint is very thick use a wood filler and blend in the line and fill .The more time spent on preparation will make a much more pleasing finish.

Answered 7th Mar 2016

Mister Bit

Member since 7 Mar 2016

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