Painting Stairs with Chalk Paint®

2020 is going to be a great year to get home projects done! We love this one just completed by The Salt of the Earth Co, which is owned by Kerry who is an artist at the annual The Purple Painted Lady Festival/Barn Sale in September. She shared this basement stairs project with us – which we think turned out fabulous!!!

She used Krud Kutter to first clean the stairs, then followed up with wiping the stairs a rag and fresh water to remove any residual cleaner.

Then she chose Honfleur Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan suite and finished the entire project using Annie’s Lacquer which comes in both Gloss and Matte. It is a hard working floor topcoat.

Kerry wrote, “2020 is the year of getting house projects done for us. We partially finished the basement last year so the kids have a place to hang. The steps and walls down to the basement needed some TLC.

Thanks to The Purple Painted Lady…We used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Honfleur on the steps and jazzed up the risers with some color. Now just need to get a curtain to separate the stairs from the shelving and put the railing back up.”

IMPORTANT TIP WHEN PAINTING STAIRS: Kerry painted every other step so she could easily manage the project and not paint herself in the lower level while it dried. Brilliant tip for you to do if you are painting stairs.


Check out etsy for “tile stickers” for your stair risers or backsplash.

What are your 2020 project goals?

PS I love Kerry’s Vanilla Orange Lavender Lip Balm! You should check out her website here=>



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