Strip the Wood
It is important that the wood of your banisters is properly prepared to be painted so that you can rest easy that you will have a smooth finish. Preparing your workspace is important and involves putting down dropcloths and making sure that you have ample air circulation in your stairwell so that you are not exposed to dangerous fumes for too long. Using a finish stripper, apply it to the poles of the banister and scrape it off with a putty knife. This can be a time-consuming process but is important. If the banister was painted, then you will need to sand off any flaking paint before painting.
Preparing the Banisters
If there is an open grain in the wood, then you will need to use a grain filler to ensure that you have a smooth and even surface for painting. After the filler has dried, you need to remove excess with a putty knife. Staining your banisters is easy and involves choose the right color stain to match the rest of the wood in your hotel, allowing it to sit on the wood for the necessary time, and then wiping the wood clean with a cloth. If you will be painting your banister, make sure that you use a primer made for wood that can withstand years of use and ensure that your paint remains true to color and looks the best that it can.
Choosing Paint or Stain
It can be difficult to choose paint to paint your banisters, not because of making a good choice when it comes to color but because you want to be sure that the paint you choose won’t drip, will last for a long time, and will greatly improve the appearance of your banister. Working with a professional who can help you make an informed decision is the best way to get the right paint for your needs. When picking stain, remember that the longer you allow the product to sit on the banisters, the darker it will be.
It is important that you update and refresh the banisters in your hotel from time to time to make sure that your building looks its best and that all of the paint or stain is new and attractive. Old banisters can be given new life when coated with a fresh coat of paint or stain, which is a great way to improve the appearance and quality of your hotel.