Give your home a step-up with a gloriously bright statement staircase. Here’s how to create this graphic look:
Over the rainbow
A colour-drenched staircase is guaranteed to wow guests and make you smile every time you open the front door. For a seriously bold look, why not try painting each step a different colour to create a stunning rainbow effect?
If your hall or entranceway already has a colour scheme, you might prefer to pick out just two tones from that and alternate them down the staircase.
Or for a fluid, seamless look, why not create an ombre effect by using graduating colours that shift subtly in layers from light to dark.
Go with the flow
Before choosing a colour scheme for your staircase, it’s worth having a think about those colours work with the rest of your home, and how they connect to the rooms around it.
Colour swatches are a great way to discover what colours work well together – simply tape them to the stairs and play to your heart's content!
To make sure your paintwork lasts, it’s important to use a specialist wood primer and undercoat Dulux Woodgaurd interior sealer - this will ensure better adhesion of paint to the surface and increases paint durability.
When it comes to choosing paint, we recommend you to use a hardwearing oil-based paint on the wooden risers (the vertical parts of the steps). Start at the top of the staircase and work your way down, making sure to work your brush into the grain of the wood.
Wait 6-8 hours before applying a second coat, and then step back and admire your very own stairway to heaven.