Cheaper than carpet and easily done by yourself, painted stair runners can offer a sharp alternative to more formal runners. That’s according to Houzz, which recently did a piece on the subject.
While painted stair runners may not suit everyone’s home – for example, more formal settings may not take well to this flight of whimsy – traditional places can look great with this option. It’s also relatively easy to do it yourself.
Houzz offers tips for crafting great painted stair runners. One of these: prior to painting, apply wood filler to cracks, sanding the surface smooth and applying primer if the surface has not been previously painted.
Another tip: leave about four inches between the runner’s edges and the walls, increasing that amount for wider staircases.
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