The hardest part about this project was prepping. Taping around all of the bullnoses, spindles, and baseboards was no easy task. In fact, it probably took us about a week to get everything taped off good enough to paint. Granted, part of that time included running out of tape, then not having any sandpaper (oops), but it was still a lengthy job!
Once it was ready (and we had all of our supplies), we went to town. We sanded all the steps, tried to fill in whatever holes we could find, then painted a few coats of glossy white on the kick boards.