This is the railing of a house we are renovating. We thought the railing would look sharper if we changed the color. We prefer dark wood tones and the cabinets are dark as well.
First, I sanded the whole railing down.
Second, I cleaned it all with Shaklee Basic H.
3rd, I used a Minwax Poly Shades (it has stain and polyurethane in one) on the top rails, bottom rails and large posts. (two coats)
4th, I primed all the thinner posts.
Finally, I painted each of the spindles an off white. (I color matched the trim color of the baseboards and door casings.)
This is what it looks like now.
We are now in the process of putting hardwood floors in. We will show you that soon.
Do you like dark or light wood tones?
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