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Paint a handrail

Are you Tired of your Oak Handrails?

If you are like many of our customers, you have oak handrails.  If you are like some of our current customers you are tired of looking at these oak handrails. If you want to change these handrails then this blog is just for you.

Hers is why- you can paint the handrails and get the look you want in your home.

You can do nothing about your handrails, but is that what you want?

What most of our customers do when thinking about painting a oak handrail is look on Pintrest for ideas. For most pople this never works because:

  • They don’t know that the handrails could be painted
  • They didn’t know who to call about painting a handrial
  • They  are afraid of how it will look in their home
  • They are afraid of picking out colors

And what happens if you fall into the “Don’t know” above excuses?  You will be stuck looking at that oak handrial for years to come.

Here is what we can do for you

Our last customer, Karl, was getting his home remodeled with new carpet, stairs, floors, paint and wallpaper. The one item in the home they ignored because they dint think they could change-yep -painting their oak handrials. As you can see from some of the pictures, the solid oak handrials is ok- but the change is WOW!

oak handrials

oak handrials and ballisters

It all starts with cleaning and prep. We use a clean and deglossing agent to get rid of dirt, grime, cleaning products.

Next, we lighty sand all the wooden surfaces.

Once we remove the dust from sanding, we prime the wood with a adhesion primer

Once the primer is dry, we give a light scuff sand, then apply 2 coats the finish color.

If it worked for Karl, it will work for you

” I never thought of painting our oak handrails. We have had these oak handrials for 25 years. I was tired of looking at them , they didnt fit the house anymore. They not only looked dirty but felt bad, looked old. So when Dave and his team suggested painting the handrials, it was an easy yes.  We already were getting cabinets painted, refinihsed wood floors, new carpet and painting the walls. We are so glas we had this done- it makes a huge difference not just how our home looks but how it feels” -Karl S.




Now it’s your turn!

When you call us to paint your handrials you will:

  • Get the help you need to make a great color selection
  • You will have peace of mind to know you get a 5 year warranty of our work
  • You will be able to relax and enjoy the look you want in your home

You won’t have to worry about tearing out any handrails, not having a handrail, hiring a carpenter, a demolition crew, or selecting a type of wood for your handrail.



Do you want to keep the wood handrail you have? OR do you want to do have something new? We can help you update today!

Call us at 847-553-1726 today and we can get the process started right now


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We will help you love the home you live in!