Mary Prince
Historic Antique Federal-Style Becomes Bright and Roomy with R traditional staircase

Historic Antique Federal-Style Becomes Bright and Roomy with R

Photo by Mary Prince © 2013 Houzz

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Rachelle Tregle wrote:
Hi, are the treads painted a different color white than the risers? - They appear to be a little darker, or is that just the lighting? How is the paint holding up? I'm getting ready to do the same, but I'm thinking of doing the treads with a 2-part epoxy paint (that has some flexibility for wood)? Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks.
   Comment   March 20, 2013
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Helios Design Group
This is an oil-based paint, all the same color. It's holding up well, but this staircase isn't the main one, so doesn't get a ton of use.
June 10, 2013 at 5:49am   
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westcv2 wrote:
what color is the handrail painted? Is the landing floor painted as well?
   Comment   August 20, 2012
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Mary Prince
The landing is not painted. Honestly, I have the paint color in my notes and my notes are at my cape house. Sorry for the delay but I won't have those notes until Friday August 31. I will get back to you then.
August 24, 2012 at 9:10am   
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anigib wrote:
what king of paint is on these stairs and was the stairs prime first
     Comment   December 23, 2011
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The carpet looks like it doesn't match the walls! it really is exactly the same colour! Bad camera angle and poor lighting.
February 21, 2013 at 5:42am   
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Mia Mirelez
How do you choose the white? Should it be the same color as the trim? We are doing behr decorator white on our ceiling and trim. Could we do that for the stairs too?
March 12, 2013 at 7:11am   
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hcbattle wrote:
How wide is this staircase? Thank you!
   Comment   July 12, 2013

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Tom's office is to the left and the living room is on the right of this front entrance staircase.

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