Painted Stair Runner

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Dutch Boy Porch & Floor paint (2 colors)

Angled paintbrush

Mini woven roller covers and roller frame

Mini trays

Painter's tape

Fine- to medium-grit sandpaper

Small carpenter square

Tape measure


Clean, damp cloth



STEP 1: Use the sandpaper to sand any rough or glossy surfaces on steps and risers; wipe with the clean, damp cloth to remove dust or debris.

STEP 2: Using the tape measure, determine the width of the painted runner and border by measuring in equally from the outer edges of the first step and lightly marking with the pencil; extend the runner up the staircase using the small carpenter square and pencil.

STEP 3: Affix painter's tape to the outside of the lines on each step and riser, applying pressure to ensure a tight seal.

STEP 4: Starting at the top step, use the mini woven roller, angled brush and border (accent) color to paint between the taped areas of the steps and risers.

STEP 5: Remove the painter's tape while paint is still damp; allow paint to dry for 24 hours.

STEP 6: Select the size of the painter's tape based on preferred width of the runner border.

STEP 7: Affix painter's tape, aligning the edge of tape with the inside edge of painted runner, applying pressure to ensure a tight seal with the stairs.

STEP 8: With the mini woven roller, angled brush and main runner color, paint between the taped areas of the stairs and risers.

STEP 9: Remove painter's tape and allow paint to dry, following suggested drying time on the can label.

Runner Trim: Life of Reilly 133-4DB
Painted Runner: Western Green 233-6DB
Walls: Weathered Stone 421-2DB
Trim: White 003W