DIY: how to make a chevron pattern on stairs

How to make a chevron pattern on stairs

Painting your steps is a great way to update your staircase. It is easy and you can add your own personal touch. If you are painting over raw wood or concrete, make sure to use a primer before applying any paint. What we have here is a chevron pattern on stair risers. Here is a step by step guide on how it’s done! Enjoy!

Here are the supplies that are needed
Hobby Knife
Floor Paint in two contrasting colors
Painters Tape for delicate surfaces
Small Roller
Paint Brush
Drop Cloth
Artist Brush
Heavy material for stencil

Step 1: First, chose two colors that you will use to create this look. You’ll want to start by painting your stair risers with the lighter of the two colors, in this case, white. Apply two coats if necessary and allow the last coat to dry for at least 24 hours.

Creating the pattern with painters tape

The easiest and most time efficient way to create a chevron pattern is by using 3” painters tape.

Step 2: Draw the pattern out first with a ruler and make sure it’s even.

Step 3: Following your pencil lines, tape off the inside of the triangle.