Step 1

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Photographer: Christina Wedge

Paint Base Color

Wipe the stairs with a damp cloth to remove dust and grime. When dry, cover stairs and risers with a base paint color.

Step 2

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Photographer: Christina Wedge

Mark Runner

Use a tape measure and pencil to mark the placement of the painted runner. The pencil marks will be used as a guide for the positioning of the painter’s tape.

Step 3

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Photographer: Christina Wedge

Add Painter's Tape

Press the painter’s tape down firmly along the outside edge of each pencil line.

Step 4

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Photographer: Christina Wedge

Paint First Accent Color

Apply the first accent color by placing a mini roller along center of the painter’s tape, then rolling onto each step. 

Pro Tip

Start in the middle of the tape to prevent the paint from bleeding.

Step 5

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Photographer: Christina Wedge

Paint Second Accent Color

When the first accent color is dry to the touch, apply a second accent color by placing the mini roller along center of the painter’s tape, then rolling onto each step.

Step 6

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Photographer: Christina Wedge

Remove Painter's Tape

Allow the final coat of paint to dry for approximately two to three hours. When dry to the touch, peel back the painter’s tape in a slow, controlled manner, ensuring the tape does not rip the paint.

Step 7

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Photographer: Christina Wedge

Touch Up Imperfections

After the tape is removed, use a small-detail paintbrush to touch up any imperfections.