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Opinions needed- to paint or not to paint wood paneled staircase
December 20, 2013
I often wonder if our staircase (leading to a finished basement) would look better painted. I need some opinions as I know it is a big decision. If I painted it, should I use the trim color and just paint the paneling and leave the railings unpainted or paint all of it in trim color? Or should I paint the paneling the color of the walls and the railings the trim color? The rest of the house has been updated with a fresh soft white trim (photos attached so you can see) but previous owners left the stairs as is which has me wondering if it could look better painted?? The last photo shows the other set of stairs we are working on, which we removed the carpeting, added hardwood treads and painted risers. This has me wondering if I should go for the same look and paint the risers on these all wood steps? I would love to get some opinions on this!