The painters have been at this project for two weeks now, and they’re just coming into the home stretch. Since we had a wee bit of money left in the budget, we have asked them to paint a small hallway outside the CEO’s office.
One of the hardest part of the job is painting all of the balusters. All 102 of them! Plus the large newel post at the bottom of the stairs. We asked them to also paint the trim on the stairs. Lest you think we’re painting over good old wood, we aren’t. We’re painting over a ghastly flat dark brown paint that didn’t show any of the detail of the trim or the spindles. The dark paint made the staircase seem a lot darker than it really is, and the difference that just the first coat of white base paint has made is amazing.
Because the spindles are turned and the angle of the stairs is steep, the job is difficult and the paint can’t be sprayed. Our painters, Sherwin and Craig at ProDec Finishes, have been a treat to work with. They have been super accommodating to everyone who is going up and down the stairs dozens times a day and are ultra-pleasant have around the house! Thanks guys.