out with the oak, continued
bcason
September 19, 2012
oak banister painted black - a simple fix that made a whole lot of difference; Momeni "stones" carpet - carved wool; wrought iron chandelier
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love2deco8
I was thinking of painting my bannister black as well but we have oak floors. Just wondering what the process was? Is it a difficult job? It has the same design as yours but would it blend in with the oak hardwood? I wonder. Help:)
    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 7:51AM
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bcason
OUr floor is oak as well. It was originally the usual oaky color, and the black looked fine. (We also painted our oak doors charcoal and they look fabulous.) The process is simple - light sanding, primer and paint - voila!
    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 9:56AM
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bcason
To clarify - the floors were originally the "regular" yellowy oak color - we stained them darker, but the black banister looks fine with both.
    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 9:57AM
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jhouse
Thanks for sharing. I was referred here after posting a question about painting my banister as well. Can I ask what color/brand of black paint you used? Did you go w/ a true black or a brown/black? Your renovations look great!
    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 10:33AM
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bcason
Benjamin Moore oil enamel - just plain "Black"! Just as an aside, the color I selected for my doors is Benjamin Moore "Grey," although I am also a huge fan of Kendall Charcoal.
    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 2:53PM
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jhouse
Thanks! I didn't see the photos of your doors, but plan to paint our interior doors too. What is your wall color?
    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 4:31PM
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bcason
I used a Pratt and Lambert Color (Feather Gray) in the Benjamin Moore Aura paint. Here is a picture of a painted door. Not a great picture but you can at least see the color. They are beautiful doors - solid oak with European molding, but they were hideous natural oak.. We painted them in an oil enamel. I love how the grain is retained - the effect is almost like moire. And PS - if you don't want to use oil, we painted our downstairs doors (which is an area that is rarely used) in a flat latex and they are beautiful as well.
    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 4:53PM
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jennamariee
Banister looks awsome! I became a fast fan of black railings with white spindels after seeing it on Jeffrey Lewis show on Bravo. Gonna be the new, hot thing for sure!
    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 5:26PM
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bcason
thx jennamariee - paint is so fun, so cheap, so amazing!
    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 5:53PM
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johliatay
This looks terrific. What Is the color of the paint? What finish did you use? What is the brand of paint? And finally, how did you apply it?
    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 3:54PM
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bcason
Very simple. Just did a light sand on the old banister. Primed, then used Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo oil enamel, in Black. One coat did it, but I think I'll add another just because this is a high use area. So simple, but such a change!
    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 5:55PM
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7566
What is the color of the walls. Your project came out beautiful!
    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 6:39PM
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bcason
The walls are a combo paint - the color is Pratt and Lambert Feather Gray, but in Benjamin Moore Aura paint. Thank you!
    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 6:44PM
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betsytx
What finish is your balustrades, satin or semi in white? Is your white millworker painted satin or semi gloss?
    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 5:16PM
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bcason
Benjamin Moore enamel - satin impervo
    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 5:20PM
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