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Re: painting a handrail
Reply #9 - Dec 28th, 2014, 8:31pm
 
certainly different
just make sure the handrail is a minimum 900mm[ i think it is] above the nose off the stairs to comply with regs
also make sure a 100mm sphere wont pass through any gap this includes pushing the rope into the air or away from the edge
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Re: painting a handrail
Reply #8 - Dec 28th, 2014, 4:44pm
 
found an alternative solution to this one, kinda.  pulled down the nasty 1980s style handrail and replaced with a bookcase up the side of the stairs.  going to add a nice chunky rope handrail both sides.  just need to go visit a rope seller to find something appropriate

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Re: painting a handrail
Reply #7 - Aug 12th, 2014, 11:22pm
 
still not got round to this, but she did like the idea.  there's only been the 2 of us for a while until her son moved back in a few weeks ago
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Re: painting a handrail
Reply #6 - Jun 17th, 2014, 10:51am
 
>>If kids are involved you'd be surprised how quickly things like this can wear away! <<

haha very true
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Re: painting a handrail
Reply #5 - Sep 25th, 2013, 4:31pm
 
woodsmith wrote on Mar 15th, 2013, 4:08pm:
How about a plan B? You could cap it with a similar moulding in oak and then give it a couple of coats of Polyx oil, rather than paint it.

I agree that's a much better idea.

But just out of curiosity... How many do you have in your place?
If kids are involved you'd be surprised how quickly things like this can wear away!
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Re: painting a handrail
Reply #4 - Mar 28th, 2013, 4:28pm
 
she got me a book  Shocked   most of the jobs are pain in the bum little finishing off bits that i don't have the patience for.  some are a bit more major though, like our bedroom ceiling that has started falling down.  personally i don't see what the urgency is - the dodgy bit is above her side of th bed, not mine  Grin
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Re: painting a handrail
Reply #3 - Mar 28th, 2013, 4:22pm
 
Natedog wrote on Mar 28th, 2013, 4:21pm:
(i'm slowly chipping away at my list of jobs, but not as fast as stuff is getting added to the list!)


just get a shorter piece of paper..  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Re: painting a handrail
Reply #2 - Mar 28th, 2013, 4:21pm
 
liking that idea, thanks dude Smiley i'll get a pic up when i get round to doing it (i'm slowly chipping away at my list of jobs, but not as fast as stuff is getting added to the list!)
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Re: painting a handrail
Reply #1 - Mar 15th, 2013, 4:08pm
 
That paint has worn pretty quickly, some water based paints are very soft but how about a plan B? You could cap it with a similar moulding in oak and then give it a couple of coats of Polyx oil, rather than paint it.
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painting a handrail
Mar 15th, 2013, 2:59pm
 
i painted the handrail on the stairs last autumn using valspar (?sp) water based gloss.  it got a coat of undercoat and then 2 coats of colour.  the paint has already rubbed through in places.  is there any way of stopping this happening so fast?

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i wondered if adding a shaped handrail to the top of what's there (currently just a 6x1 on end) to remove the sharp corners from it?  somthing like this
http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/546668/Modern-Deck-Handrail-2-4...
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