When we decided to repaint the finished section of our basement, we knew we had to do something about the steps. The entire basement was painted a blue-grey that just felt dark in a space with no windows, but the steps were an even darker shade of grey with an unpleasant texture. We tossed around the idea of replacing the treads entirely, but realized fairly quickly that this was going to run us more money, time, and trouble than we wanted to spend. That left us with sanding and painting.
About halfway through the project. The original paint felt really dark.
It took us a couple of weeks to get the steps patched with wood filler and sanded. Then we realized we didn’t want to lose access to the basement for 24-72 hours at a time for painting, so we wound up painting every other step during one round, then doing the second batch (that way, if we were careful, we could get step over the painted steps and still reach the bottom). It took three coats of paint on most steps and four on a couple to cover the dark grey. We ran out of paint with one coat on six steps left to go and had to buy another quart.
Finished with the paint!
Sea-glass green risers to match three of the basement walls.
From the basement, the sea-glass green walls and cream wall visible.
It’s nice to have that project finished. Next comes saving up and eventually replacing the carpet with vinyl plank flooring, but that will probably not happen until fall.
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