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A Shot of Color

How to Paint a Staircase (page 2 of 4)

Adding bright color and pattern to a staircase is a wonderful way to bring style and attention to a dull narrow space.

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Lay Out the Stripe

Measure 1 inch out from the painter's tape, toward the center of the step. Use the square to draw another line to create a stripe.

Continue Taping

Tape the outer edges of the 1-inch stripe. Follow it up the risers onto all of the steps until you have the entire staircase taped.