We started painting/staining the stairs from the conservatory to the back yard by spray painting the railings with Behr Ultra Pure White in an exterior satin finish.
This is the color we’re using on all the exterior trim.
After both spraying and brushing the paint on the railings I was eager to see what the stain would look like on the deck and stairs. (We used Cabot solid oil stain in “Mountain Brush” which we bought from the mis-mixed paint rack for $5.)
Once I started brushing it on I knew it wouldn’t take long to finish the entire porch since it is small.
I painted the landing, stair treads, and risers.
I left the painting of the stringers and posts to Charlie. A note here: don’t let paint or stain get into the ferrule (the metal part) of the paint brush.
Happily the inexpensive stain matches the house color, “Sandy Hook Gray”, perfectly.
It’s not the color I would have chosen if I had used swatches (I may have picked something darker) but it looks fine.
What happy accident are you celebrating?