Painted Riser For Safety

Painting the face of the riser and about an inch and a half of the stair tread is a good idea, especially in a situation like the picture above. Sometimes concrete steps are difficult to notice, because it can blend together, creating an illusion that it's flat.

If you're young and your vision is good, you might not have any difficulties navigating through a situation like this, but when you get a little older or your vision isn't up to par, a nice painted section of any stairway can be a blessing.

Special Note: Avoid using high-gloss or even semi gloss paint in a situation like this. Most glossy paints are slippery when wet and can become a safety hazard. Contact your local paint supplier for more information about which types of paints to use.

Attention: Don't forget to check with your local building department to verify any building codes on this website. This information could be incorrect or outdated. Building codes are updated regularly and to some building departments have different interpretations for certain building codes.