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How To Paint a Chevron Pattern on Stairs

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Posted 2012-03-05T13:32:07+0000  by Christine_HD_ATL Christine_HD_ATL
Do you have any specific details on the paint colors used (both on the stairs and the door)? I can't wait to put this design into my foyer!

Thank you in advance :)
Posted 2012-06-18T19:06:14+0000  by certifiediy

I love this idea.


It would really spice up a staircase and it's so simple that everyone could do it.


I agree with Christine that you should used the 2" painters tape so it would be nice and even. If you used 1" it might be difficult to make all of the lines match up perfectly.


I can't wait to see some of your staircases all jazzed up. 


If anyone does this to their staircase post some pictures. I'm sure I'm not the only one on the community that would love to see it.

Posted 2012-06-22T19:47:31+0000  by Christine_HD_OC

I did this project over the weekend. It was a little harder than 

it looked! Taping was kind of a nightmare, but I am happy with

the results!
painted steps

Posted 2012-07-06T18:04:58+0000  by DIYers

Welcome to our community DIYers!


Thank you so much for posting your handy-work! They look great! Please feel free to post any tips and techniques about this project. 


We look forward to seeing what else you can do! 


Christine :smileyhappy:

Posted 2012-07-18T14:09:12+0000  by Christine_HD_ATL

Is there anything that can be painted over the design once finished to keep the stairs from getting scuffed up, knicked, etc. from all the foot traffic? like a shellac or varnish. I would love to do this, but my kids are hard on everything and I am afraid it would look terrible after a few months.

Posted 2012-09-06T15:24:56+0000  by mom7kids

I've used a water based urethane finish over painted surfaces and it's worked pretty well to protect the surfaces. It comes in a couple different sheen levels. 

Posted 2012-09-06T16:43:49+0000  by suznhenz

Hi, If you use the Scotch Tape for wrapping etc. the "Magic Tape" will give you the best edge for creating any type of graphic, or you could cut "Frisket" paper, trick is to press down edges with plastic putty knives and leave on until completely dry, FYI!!!!

Posted 2012-09-08T16:50:15+0000  by Susan6689

We loved this project at our house! The gold paint is Martha Stewart's craft paint, available at Home Depot.



Posted 2012-10-26T17:23:08+0000  by CWeber

Hey there CWeber,


Thanks for joining us on the community!~


Those stairs look amazing! = D Your technique is spot on with those and quality definitely shows!


Thanks a bunch for sharing them with us, hopefully this will inspire more people to take on this project. Be sure to share any other projects you might happen to tackle around the home, we'd love to see more.

Posted 2012-10-26T20:27:19+0000  by Jay_HD_CHI
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