Ocean Waves Painted Staircase

Ocean Waves Painted Staircase

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 7th 2019

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


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • 1" painter's tape
    • 1/2" angle brush
    • white paper
    • silicone caulk
    • 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.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. 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.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. 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.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. 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.
    8. Instruction #4


    Drawing Of Stairs