Well protected: tap the stairs clean


When renovating the house, the stairs are in constant danger of being damaged or soiled. To keep everything healthy and clean, a thorough masking is required. The steps require special protection so that the rubble does not scratch the surfaces. How is the staircase built?

What do the steps protect?

Thin film is often insufficient to adequately protect the steps. This is suitable at most for catching color blobs in simple painting work. If coarser rubble accumulates, the underlay must be thicker.

Recommended for masking the stairs is thick paints fleece, which is also available with a coated surface to buy. This material not only keeps paint out, but also cushions the steps against scratching stones and other dangers.

The fleece can also be laid in several layers to achieve the greatest possible protection. The surface is usually slip-resistant, so no one falls on the stairs.

How to glue your stairs clean

For masking you use the painter's crepe, which is available in different widths. Wide adhesive strips are particularly suitable for bonding paints fleece, because they have a large adhesive surface.

Glue each step one at a time and lay the painter fleece around the edge. Place the front adhesive strip on the adjacent vertical surface, not on the entrance.

Finally, you should also tap the cheek of the stairs thoroughly and cover with foil, as well as the banisters. Now nothing can happen to your stairs!

Alternatives to the painter fleece

Painting Fleece is not particularly expensive, it costs about 40 cents per square meter. Nevertheless, there may be even cheaper alternatives to protect a staircase from damage.

  • PVC remnants that can be cut to size, step by step
  • old pieces of carpet that are adapted to the steps
  • old Rassaserteten, which can be stuck well on the stairs
  • Cover solid cardboard pieces to protect the steps, possibly with foil

Tips & Tricks

If a new wall painting is also waiting in the stairwell, then glue the wall side down so that a gap of a few millimeters exists between the painter's crepe and the wall. So you can cumshot the transition clean with acrylic.


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