To add contrast to external steps
- Use masking tape to form a straight line 50-75mm from the front edge of the tread for the entire width of each step.
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.
Consideration should be given to fitting permanent stair nosings (aluminium caps with a colour infill), particularly on internal staircases.