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Ocean Waves Painted Staircase

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Ocean Waves Painted Staircase
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Ocean Waves Painted Staircase

Ocean Waves Painted Staircase

designed by Cindy Jacobelli

Make waves on a staircase with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Keepsake (ADC34)
  • New Life (ADC14)
  • Serene (ADC18)
  • Treasure (ADC19)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • 1" painter's tape
  • 1/2" angle brush
  • white paper
  • silicone caulk (optional)
  • pencil
  • cleaning cloth


  1. Clean the stairs well before applying paint by vacuuming and then wiping clean with a cloth. Apply painter's tape along edge of the steps. (See photo.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Make a sketch of the stairs; number and label them; and then paint out a design using the actual colors: Escape, Keepsake, Treasure, New Life, and Serene. (Alternating between the colors, each stair face has two colors. Having a design on hand makes it easier to "paint by numbers'' while working on the stairs.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. For this design, in order to keep it relatively organic, each color is painted on in a wavy pattern. Let each color dry completely before applying the second color.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Continue each stair face until the staircase is complete. Clean up the edges of the stairs with caulk for a sharp clean line, if necessary.
    Step 3 Example
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