I’ve fallen at the hurdle already! Only my 3rd (my) Monday and I’m late. I do have a good reason but eh late is late so I’ll just show you what I’ve been up to.
I’m in the middle of stripping the paint from the stairs, banister and spindles. The plan is to paint the spindles and the risers white and leave the banister and treads natural with a semi gloss finish. I would leave the spindles and risers alone if only the previous owners hadn’t bodged up the paint job so very badly!
I think they did this to spruce up the place prior to selling it but I wish they had just left it alone! Although how much sprucing they did is in question- it would have been a good idea to wash the banister before painting it. They also painted over moldy grout in the bathroom- no they weren’t careful and we now have white paint on the tiled walls and the sink. They painted directly onto the window glass when touching up the window frames and basically just made a mess of everything. So instead of just giving it a quick sanding and painting I have to strip everything back to get rid of all the clumpy paint. Good thing I loooooooove stripping paint!
I’m also going to have to somehow try to get the wood back to it’s natural color. You can see where they stained the wood originally. At first I thought they used a red wood but after stripping the paint from the first tread I can now see that the red is a stain and not the original color. My plan is to use a paint stripping chemical to try to remove the stain. If anyone has any experience in this let me know. I know that stain is a PITA to remove so any help/advice would be great!
** you should check out Kim’s yummy way she spent her (my) Monday.