Ever since they bought their home, my clients hated the orange woodtones on their staircase and front door. They wanted a deep, rich-looking woodgrain. Here, I have applied blue tape to protect the damask design on the risers. The next step was to prime, and then basecoat the steps and bannisters. Once that was dry, I manipulated glazes that I custom mixed to create the tones they wanted. After applying the "woodgrain" effect, I had to wait 24 hours before going back to apply three coats of a waterbased polyurethane. They will now enjoy years and years of their new staircase. End of Phase Two!
Next on the agenda, is doing the front door to match the staircase.