For starters, what about stair railing (if applicable)? Is it really making the statement you want to make with your decoration efforts? Mine was not. I am working with Brazilian Cherry flooring, Tuscan paint colors and bold statements. My stair railing is white. Is that really the statement I want to make? Not if I want to continue to GO BOLD.
|White Stair Railing and pulled up flooring up my staircase.|
|Should have put something on the floor. Goof Off was used to clean the floors without any issue.|
2 coats of Rustoleum spray paint and a coat of gloss polyurethane made this happen. Polyurethane protects and ensures the gloss coat I wanted. Oil based polyurethane was chosen as it does a better job of protecting the paint job than water based. With hands on the stair rails, I needed the best protection possible.
The polyurethane chosen was MINWAX for its ratings and ease in applying. A cheesecloth to apply the coat was all that was necessary. Some time to make sure it is dry before using is certainly advised.
Another paint effort was with the gas valve cover on my fireplace. I have gone with copper, bronze and golds downstairs. A silver gas valve cover and key on my fireplace is obviously unacceptable.
|Silver Gas Cover and Key is not going to flow with my color scheme.|
For about $35, big statements were made with really little effort. I think it makes a huge difference and love it. If I had not loved it, the nice thing is that I could have simply painted again.