How to Paint a Staircase Using Chalkpaint

Happy Friday!!
I actually feel like yelling that from the rooftop! Does anyone else get super-duper excited for long weekends?? I get excited for ANY weekend, but a 4 day one?? YAHOO!!! For all my American friends and readers, we have our long weekend a week before you guys. So before the weekend shenanagins begin… I’d love to share one of my latest DIYs with ya’ll!


This time around, I don’t have an old, neglected thrift-store-find-makeover to share with you all. It’s actually the staircase in our home that has been begging to be painted. When we moved into our home a few years ago, it had all oak trim. While some people love oak, it wasn’t for us so we slowly started to change all the trim over to white. Door frames and baseboards got done but our staircase stayed oak. Now that it’s the only oak left in our home, it really sticks out. Like a sore thumb. And it’s the first thing you see when you enter our house.

Chalkpaint Staircase

When Country Chic Paint offered me some of their fabulous paint to redo some projects around our home, I jumped at the chance! The thing I love about their paint is that you don’t have to sand off previous stain or paint. I couldn’t imagine sanding spindles of all things! We did sand the top of the railing and post but only because those are areas that’ll get touched a lot so I sanded just to be on the safe side. We applied 2 coats of Miniwax “Special Walnut” stain to the top rail and let it dry for 24 hours. We then applied a couple coats of Country Chic Simplicity to the rails. Last, I added a coat of Tough Coat on the top rails to protect the surface from all the hands that would be sliding along there constantly.

Chalkpaint Staircase

I don’t claim to be an expert at painting but one thing I’ve learned is the type of paintbrush you use makes a world of difference! I use the Country Chic 50.8mm brush and love it! It’s perfect to get into confined spaces like spindles and works especially great along walls, carpet or other areas you don’t want to get paint on.

Short Handle Paint Brush

I absolutely love how the staircase now ties in with all the other white in our home!

Staircase using Chalkpaint

And totally brightens everything up!

Painted Staircase using Chalkpaint

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Also, in case you missed it, last week I shared this room makeover!

Big Girl Bedroom

Enjoy your weekend! xo



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  1. Christine says:

    ohhh I love this!!!! I have the same problem with our staircase. Been thinking about using Annie Sloan on it for the same reason that you don;’t have to sand !!!!! Your staircase looks amazing!!!! So now that you are an expert on painting staircases, perhaps I can get you to come out and do mine????? Pretty Please?????? XOXOXOX

    • Kendra says:

      You are too funny, girl! You rock any project…. I don’t think you need me! However, I know we’d have a ton of fun working together! Thanks for stopping by! xox

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