DIY: Painting Staircase Spindles

 DIY: Painting Staircase Spindles

Currently, our house is in remodel mode.  So, of course I am sharing with you a DIY: Painting Staircase Spindles.

Honestly, this is the most tedious job so far.  It is time consuming, so carve out some time to make your staircase look amazing!

Products Used:

  • KILZ 2 Latex Primer
  • Sherwin Williams Ovation Interior Semi-Gloss (white)
  • Angled Paint Brush
  • Duct Tape
  • Goof Off Pro Strength Remover


DIY: Painting Staircase Spindles

Using the Duct Tape cover all the areas where the spindles meet the banister and step.

Duct Tape on Staircase

It will look something like this.

The first coat is KILZ 2.  This is a perfect primer for stained wood.

KILZ Primer Staircase Spindles

Gino Helping Me With the Staircase Spindles

It looks thin and you can still see stained wood through the primer.  Each coat will get better.  I promise you.  Hang in there.  I know it has become tedious already.

Once the primer is finished and dry, paint with the Sherwin Williams Ovation Semi-Gloss.  I painted two spindles at a time.  The reason for this was because the paint tends to drip in areas.  This gives you a chance to brush over all these areas while it is still wet.

Again, wait for it to dry and do it all over again!  This will be a total of THREE coats all together.  This finished result is so worth it!

Here are some pics of the progress:

Painting Staircase Spindles

Spindles with KILZ Primer

Painting Staircase Spindles

Spindles with KILZ Primer

Painting Staircase Spindles

Now We’re Getting Somewhere!

Duct Tape Removed from Staircase

Duct Tape Removed from Staircase

Here is the finished product!  Once the duct tape is removed, there will be some cleanup.  That is where the Goof Off comes in.  You can see in the above pic an area at the bottom of a spindle that has paint on the step.  The Goof Off takes this off nicely.


Just like that I brought our staircase into the 21st century!

The white paint makes the staircase pop!  It brings a bright, crisp, modern look to our home.  The staircase is a center feature between our game room and dining room.  This is definitely worth every effort I put into it.  I hope you will give DIY: Painting Staircase Spindles a try.  Let me know if you do!  Email me your pics.

Thanks for reading!


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