I had just worked for her next door neighbor, painting a special finish so their pickled wood bath cabinets would look like stained wood. Lisa saw and loved the transformation and called me and asked if I could do the same process to her banister.
Yesterday, I finished her job and they are very happy with their new banister! Lisa noticed my brush strokes and thought they looked like woodgrain.
This special finish, has several layers and I had to be very careful with my brush strokes. Because of the layers of primer and paint, you could no longer see the actual woodgrain. I had to make sure that I brushed in the direction the grain would naturally flow and create new woodgrain.
As I completed the job, I painted two layers of clear sealer to protect the finish. In some places, I painted a third coat, especially in the areas and posts that might be bumped a lot.
This is such a beautiful home and Lisa's idea to darken the banister was a really good one. It, totally, changed the look of the entry into her lovely home.