Adding contrast to steps

To add contrast to external steps

  1. Use masking tape to form a straight line 50-75mm from the front edge of the tread for the entire width of each step.
  2. Use masking tape to form a straight line at the front edge of the riser.

    Paint between masking tape strips with contrasting paint. Dark steps will require a light colour, such as white or yellow and light steps require dark paint. Road marking paint is ideal; however your hardware store can suggest something suitable.

    Drawing of a step showing how contrast is best achieved

Consideration should be given to fitting permanent stair nosings (aluminium caps with a colour infill), particularly on internal staircases.

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