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Anne58 Sun 27-Sep-15 16:50:02

Please forgive me, I have posted about this before, but things have moved on a bit.

The current thinking (from Mr P) is thatwe buy 8 Dandy Athena doormats in red, cut them up and put them on the treads of the stairs. confused

The edges and risers would be painted.

The question is, do we paint the edges and the risers in cream floor paint, or tile red? (Ronseal)

OR perhaps paint the edges in cream, and the risers in tile red to make it less obvious that the carpet is only on the treas?

Ana Sun 27-Sep-15 17:13:46

I'd go with cream, personally.

The red paint wouldn't be exactly the same shade as the carpet and the effect might be a bit...odd.

Luckygirl Sun 27-Sep-15 17:15:44

Will they be glued down? - I would be worried about the corners/edges gradually lifting and causing a tumble.

Anne58 Sun 27-Sep-15 17:16:58

Good point Ana, wish we could get testers of te floor paint, it would help a lot!

Anne58 Sun 27-Sep-15 17:19:00

Definitely glued down, Luckygirl, and with a lip under the nose of the stair either glued or tacked.

merlotgran Sun 27-Sep-15 17:22:20

I'd go for cream as well. You can always get a tester pot of a bog standard emulsion paint in as near the shade of cream as poss. This will give you a good idea of the finished effect without any expense and you can then paint over it with the expensive stuff.

shysal Sun 27-Sep-15 17:28:54

I think it would be quite effective in cream. Would the pieces be wrapped over the lip of each tread, to avoid catching? If so, they would need to be very flexible, and the glue very strong!
Good luck with it!

merlotgran Sun 27-Sep-15 17:36:28

This is quite a useful video. It even has a cat!!

Anne58 Sun 27-Sep-15 17:57:40

merlot thank you, very helpful!

Still can't decide re the paint colour........confused blush

merlotgran Sun 27-Sep-15 17:59:51

Plenty of sample pots then.....I have a drawer full of the things from past projects. I swear they breed.

Ana Sun 27-Sep-15 18:02:17

Oh, I know Merlot - and somehow you can't bring yourself to throw them out because 'they might come in useful...'confused

Deedaa Sun 27-Sep-15 20:59:23

Definitely cream! The carpet only being on the treads is quite acceptable - trendy even smile

numberplease Sun 27-Sep-15 21:28:56

I wonder if my cat could walk backwards up the stairs? That sounds a great idea Phoenix, I think I`d go for the cream paint as well, it should look very smart.

Anne58 Mon 28-Sep-15 07:53:21

Thank you all, looks like cream gets the vote!

shysal Mon 28-Sep-15 08:56:10

I hope the paint won't dry with cat footprints!

Nelliemoser Mon 28-Sep-15 09:36:39

I was thinking the same as luckygirl about the safety of attaching the doormats to the steps and risers.

The material in the mats would need to be flexible enough to bend around the steps and stay glued or tacked firmly enough.

Would such mats fray if they have been cut?

How about these things?

I am sure there are other brands. Would it be a viable solution? Stair rods seem to be very variable in price.

We don't want phoenix falling arse over tip down her stairs!