This is what my stairs look like now.
Read below the story of how this was accomplished.
One thing I've been getting rid of through the years
is all the stained woodwork in my home.
We built our home in the early 80's when
everything ( and I mean everything) was stained.
It makes everything soooo dark.
So all the windows, trim, doors and kitchen cabinets have been
painted over the years.
Something I have never, ever regretted.
So I decided another thing to paint was the trim on my stairs.
As you can see below the risers, treads and side trim are all stained.
I decided not to paint the risers just in case someone in the future wanted them stained
(obviously not me)
plus since it had a runner not all the riser would be painted
so I custom cut some thin plywood to attached on each side of the runner.
Then I painted them all before I installed them with a nail gun.
Here's a picture in progress.
Here's some pictures of the stairs all finished.
I think the white paint really brightens them up.
A nice fresh look.
I will sing of your love and justice;
to you, O Lord,
I will sing praise.