Thursday, April 26, 2012

{BEFORE & AFTER] refininishing banister

When we got wood floors I had to refinish the banister. I sanded it down and scrapped off all the old varnish. I left it assembled to do the job. I cleaned and tried it well before I started painting. I free handed the entire job and touched up as I felt it needed. I use short craft brushes so that the paint would be able to be applied with texture.

It’s NOT sold in the paint isle! It’s sold in the spray paint section of Lowes. It’s a tiny little can. It’s amazing stuff! I did the entire job with less than 1 can. I followed with rub on poly. I used buckeye brown in a satin finish.



  1. You did an amazing job on your banister. I love that it is metal and wood. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words. Have a great weekend.

  2. You did a great job! How did you sand it? You make me want to try it on my kitchen floor!

    1. Med grade and then a less abrasive sanding block bufing with a dry rag in between and also wiping off the saw dust. For your floor I also say use a engravers dremel kit to distress a little where needed. I wouldnt do the emamel on your floor either as it will rub off unless sealed. I would do a resore a finish or rub on stain and apply it with a mop head.

  3. Gorgeous bannister! Well done!