This has been the latest project in our home- painting the old builder grade oak stairwells and railings. This was a lot of work but it was a pretty cheap project and the difference is remarkable.
If you have even considered this project in your own home, I really can’t recommend it highly enough. My husband and I have been marveling all week at what a dramatic transformation this was in our house.
So I am not a painting expert by any means but I will outline the time and budget involved for you below plus lots of pictures so you can see the difference!
We did initially contact a professional painting service to see that the cost would be. If you just have one stairwell this might be totally worth it. For us, there is a stairwell, plus a section in the dining room and another section in the kitchen and the bids were coming in at about $700. We wound up doing it ourselves for less then $100 (and a lot of time!)