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Old 12-22-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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Painting Stair Risers And Treads White


What would be the best product to paint stair treads and risers white? The house is going to be ultra modern with white on all the the walls and ceilings, aluminum trim. I would lean towards an alkyd paint but the problem is that it will yellow too fast, especially since the walls by the stairs will be pure white. I am worried that lacquer will be too brittle and topcoating and acrylic paint with a clear will not work because it seems like all clear top coats yellow with time, even the waterborne ones.

To complicate matters, I am guessing that the flatter the finish the better, since this HO is not a fan of much sheen on anything. Any opinions on the best product to use here?
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:30 PM   #2
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Ive never seen latex/acrylic trim paint yellow.

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I do not think acrylic paint would hold up to foot traffic well enough and acrylic clears for topcoating the paint do yellow, at least the harder ones with a lot of urethane.
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:01 AM   #4
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I have been using BM waterborne satin impervo for years in my own home and it holds up fine.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:13 AM   #5
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100% Acrylic white is very tough and will not yellow. I'd use white acrylic eggshell; in fact I've just painted a large staircase in acrylic eggshell myself.
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I did one few weeks ago with Muralo's waterborne satin finish, doesn't look shiny at all ( if that the look your going for)
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do you mean "skirts and risers" or "risers and treads"
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It is the whole thing, treads (the part that you walk on) and the sides of the stairway. I am guessing that it will actually be an open stairway where there are no risers, just the treads and the side pieces. There will most likely be no carpet on the treads either, just the paint. This job is going to be a trick to bid, they also potentially want exposed industrial type metal beams CHROMED in the area that will become the lounge for the home. I found an auto paint that looks promising, at $1100.00/gallon.
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tread plex by swp self priming TOUGH STUFF! as for the chrome paint, hold on Im going out to my truck, I just delt with this and have a brochure for a one part copper paint. I think they have some thing
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ok, its Crescent Bronze powder Co. (no its not powder coating) its at www.crescentbronze.com that tread plex is the bomb too by the way
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Is the crescent bronze stuff any different from the Modern Masters metallic paints? The tread plex looks interesting, I will definitely look into that product line some more. I will be getting more info. from the builder later this week, so I will have to see exactly what they are looking for on the chrome. Thanks
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Treadplex by sw is an awesome product..........was an armorseal product.

We have been using it for years, if your looking for a great waterborne product try it.
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ive used treadplex on treads before, and it has held up really well,,,,,it would be my first choice

also>>>id use a porch and floor enamel before id use impervo,,,,,i think impervo would be a poor choice
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You wont want to use a flat paint especially with white. Youll never be able to clean it. Kickers are one thing but treads take a beating.
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dean, i used the oil tredplex,,,,,,i saw one of the replys that mentioned waterborne, and im not familiar with the w.b.

this house sounds cool,,,,,,,i hope you land it
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If I land it, it will definitely be my most unusual new construction job ever and largest. No wood trim, aluminum base and casings, all white stairways (w/o carpet runners for sure now), 16 and 20' ceilings through out, everything white, excepts lounge area with a black textured ceiling and chrome metal beams (as long as the price for that does not shock them too much, but it does look like there are some cheaper chrome products than the Big Bling ones I had found earlier), all cement terrazzo floors. Oh, and 13,000 sq. ft. I am guessing I will be spending A LOT of time masking floors and trim.
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it sounds cold,,,,,,i hope they have slippers
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use a oil paint or use oil prime with top of the line latex
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use oil paint or use a oil prime with high grade of latex paint the best way and its going to last a long time
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treadplex..... self priming. try some on a board, let it cure for a week and test scuffit with your boots. no oil prime

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