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Pretty Pastel Painted Stairs

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Pretty Pastel Painted Stairs
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Pretty Pastel Painted Stairs

Pretty Pastel Painted Stairs

designed by Kelly Alder-Janes

Update an overlooked stairway with eye-catching pastel steps made with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Colonial (ADC39)
  • Delicate (ADC11)
  • Innocence (ADC05)
  • Refreshing (ADC13)
  • Remembrance (ADC23)
  • Serene (ADC18)
  • Smitten (ADC08)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • clean cloth
  • wood putty
  • paintbrush


  1. Prep the stairs by sanding and/or by filling holes with wood putty. (Amount of prep will depend on condition of the steps.) Clean away sanding dust and allow putty to dry before painting.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Create a "rainbow" of colors for the staircase. (See attached pattern for rainbow of seven colors used twice on a 14-step stairway.) Paint each step a different color and repeat as necessary.
    Step 1 Example
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