You often think of railings as a safety feature for your home. However, they’re not just meant to help bring you to the next floor and are a great decorating opportunity to spruce up your living space! Railings are one of the first things you see when you enter a home, and they can really help tie in your interior decor. Whether you want to paint or stain, making the right decision will add to the aesthetic and ambiance of your home. 

You may be thinking that this job is one that you can do yourself, but we always recommend hiring a professional. Hiring a painter will save you hours of labor and prevent any costly mishaps. Plus, with an expert, you’ll get the opportunity to receive a free estimate and get expert help with choosing an option. At J&S Painting Plus, we have experts who can help you decide on an option that works best for your home and your specific surface. 

When it comes to thinking of what options can work, know that each home is different. Generally speaking, older homes tend to look better with stained railings, while newer homes tend to work well with a variety of paint colors. There is no rule for which you should go with, and there are many options you can choose from. The banister consists of three main parts: the newel posts, spindles, and handrail. You can paint everything one single color, or mix it up and paint each component a different color. We always believe less is more, so don’t use too many colors. 

As you’re thinking of what colors you may want to use, we have a few suggestions that may help you. Neutrals are always a safe option and work to create a smooth and continuous flow throughout the home. With neutrals, there are many shades to choose from. You can check out our last blog, which talks about selecting whites. Neutrals tend to work well with more traditional homes. However, if you have a modern home, a pop of color on your railings can really add some bold contrast. Some colors that offer a great pop are vibrant green, fire engine red, and sunny yellow. There are so many options you have when it comes to your railings. Plus, if you need to freshen up your curb appeal, we also paint outdoor railings! 

We hope these tips helped you feel more prepared for your next painting project! At J&S Painting Plus, Inc., we are fully licensed and insured painting contractors, offering the highest standard of quality workmanship for exterior house painting and all your residential painting needs at the most affordable prices. Contact us today via our website for a free quote to get started: