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  1. Looks so good! I love your tip about getting rid of the little leaks, because they always seem to happen, no matter what tape you try. I’ve got a railing project in my future that I am debating whether to DIY!

  2. Hey, it’s Deb. Thank you so much for this! Out of all the blogs I read on this, yours was the most detailed. Will be attempting this soon!

    Thanks a bunch!

  3. We just fired our paint crew because they were doing such a crappy job. We were perfectly capable of doing the staircase ourselves but it was “time” that we didn’t have. Enter the painters. I may have convinced my Husband we need to start our painting company, teehee! Anyway…espresso gel stain for the handrail and posts has been an absolute nightmare to apply. I was on Valspar white satin finish spindle duty. Dried to a super dry chalky consistency. Can I ask how your dark handrails dried and if they are durable to scratching? House goes on the market in 2 weeks, thanks to the paint crew, and I can just envision a fingernail running down the handrail. THANKS so much!

  4. Thank you for your tip to use cheap little foam brushes to paint the rails black. I’ve been wanting to add some iron railing to my balcony and the stairs up to my house. I’ll be sure to keep in mind how to paint the rails in case they aren’t the color I want.

  5. I absolutely love this project and I’m going to attempt it in my home as well! Can you share the color of your door as well?

  6. I love your design esthetic! I just have to ask what brand and color are your wood floors?!? I absolutely love it!

  7. Thank you so much for your detailed article with pictures! I have been wanting to update my staircase, and feel this is exactly what I want to do!

  8. what color did you use on your walls? I wanted to do white, but it think all white walls and base boards is too much. Your walls have that smooth transition of white that I’m looking for.

    Sara Cason

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