RE: Paint Bannister Rail Options

Hi, thanks for looking. I am looking to paint my new staircase bannister rails up to the loft conversion - however unsure what to do.  Obviously from the pics the bannister rail has followed on from the existing staircase and bannister rail which is a very old fashioned dark brown varnish colour.  I do not want to carry on this colour up to the loft, nor do I have the funds currently to do much with the old bannister rails. Do you think it will look strange if I painted the new bannister white up to the loft? Or will it look to odd do you think?


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  • flo22
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    Nice job they have done with that staircase!  It would be a shame to paint the wood, have you considered using a wax paste?  I use Liberon wax bison paste on all my doors - much easier than painting and it's lovely to see the natural wood (basically you rub it on, leave for a bit then buff and buff for a bit).

    The older stained wood - I think you could use a wood stain remover on that
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  • p00hsticks
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    Another vote here for leaving the natural wood finish - much nicer than a white paint job IMO.
  • flo22 said:
    Nice job they have done with that staircase!  It would be a shame to paint the wood, have you considered using a wax paste?  I use Liberon wax bison paste on all my doors - much easier than painting and it's lovely to see the natural wood (basically you rub it on, leave for a bit then buff and buff for a bit).

    The older stained wood - I think you could use a wood stain remover on that
    Thanks of the advice, do you think a novice using a wood stain remover would be ok - I am just starting to watch a few you tube videos on how best to do it. Thanks
  • flo22
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    flo22 said:
    Nice job they have done with that staircase!  It would be a shame to paint the wood, have you considered using a wax paste?  I use Liberon wax bison paste on all my doors - much easier than painting and it's lovely to see the natural wood (basically you rub it on, leave for a bit then buff and buff for a bit).

    The older stained wood - I think you could use a wood stain remover on that
    Thanks of the advice, do you think a novice using a wood stain remover would be ok - I am just starting to watch a few you tube videos on how best to do it. Thanks
    oh yes, just paint/spray it on leave for a while then wash off.  The difficult bit would be working around carpet but you have none down so it'll be a doddle.
    30+ years working in banking
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