Paint: railing makeover
The final installment of the family room makeover: the railing.
The railing is complete and I can officially say I conquered all the red paint in the family room:
There was red paint everywhere: walls, trim, railings, handrail, vents and stair risers.
I just love the look of white semi-gloss paint against the dark stain, it's classy, updated and fresh:
The stairs go down to the pool room (which was partially red too :)):
1. Start by prepping your workspace, use painters tape and drop cloths.
Apply a thick layer of Citristrip stripper gel safe for indoors:
Wait. Let the stripper do the work.
2. Using a metal or plastic scraper remove the loose paint:
This is my pile of paint from one corner post:
3. Once you've scraped off as much paint as possible begin sanding the last fine layer with an orbital sander.
In my case I was looking to remove ALL of the red paint on the newels and railings because I didn't want red seeping through the new stain.
4. Prime and paint balusters semi-gloss white:
5. Stain newels and railings Minwax Jacobean:
6. Seal with 2 coats Minwax semi-gloss poly, sanding in between coats.
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