Can you use chalk paint on a banister?

Painting your stairs with Chalk Paint is a good idea Fast forward a few weekends and I finally had time to paint the stair risers, baseboards, and bannister with two coats of Old White, to freshen everything up together. This was a quick and simple job and this update made everything look so fresh and clean.

Can you paint stair railing with chalk paint?

Chalk paint was used to transform the ugly stair railing with no need to sand! This process was used just on handrails, but could easily be used to paint spindles, balusters, a banister, and trim around a banister! It was also be a great diy project to get rid of the orange oak look.

What is the best paint to use on a banister?

Since handrails are such a high traffic surface, I recommend a hard enamel-type paint in a satin or semi-gloss finish. Flat or matte paints are generally more likely to blemish and can be harder to clean.

Can I paint my banister without sanding?

This video tutorial demonstrates how to stain a banister without sanding or stripping using General Finishes Gel Stain and paint with water based primer and paint. This project is time consuming, but definitely doable for anyone who likes to paint.

Do you have to seal Chalk Paint?

Although it isn’t necessary to seal chalk paint, it’s highly recommended, as it will protect the paint so that it lasts longer, while looking its best. That being said, there are people that prefer not to add a top coat to seal the chalk paint.

What is the best paint for spindles?

The most common coating used for spindles is acrylic paint, in which case a small airless sprayer would work great, but you need to be a little more careful with the masking to make sure the surrounding area is well protected from hovering over-spray.

Should I paint my banister white?

If you are choosing to paint your risers and stain your treads, risers almost always look best painted white, no matter the color of stain. Dark stains are better for hiding imperfections on these heavy-traffic areas.

What color should I paint my stair railing and spindles?

If you’re only painting the railing, we recommend choosing a neutral color (such as black or dark brown) that will mesh well with the treads, spindles, and uprights. If you’re painting the entire staircase, consider a color combination like black and white.

Can you paint over a varnished Bannister?

Things You’ll Need However, you can’t simply slap a couple of coats of paint over a varnished banister, or any varnished surface, and expect it to last. The surface has to be cleaned and sanded, then primed before painting, otherwise the paint will scratch right off the shiny surface.