Painting deck balusters will help preserve the life of the vertical, sculpted pieces that adorn your new outdoor platform. The proper choice of paint is important as well as the need to take your time during the painting process, so that each part of the railing comes out looking sharp with the new gleaming color.
Deck balusters, scrape of old paint, loose, chipped from the bars. If you are new construction paint, then you can skip this step. Use coarse sandpaper or, if necessary, a molded scraper. When using a scraper, make sure you do not put dents or scratches on the curved surfaces of the bars. The border between the exposed wood or plaster and sand paint as carefully as possible. You may want to use an orbital sander, but be sure to place rough sandpaper on it and, once again, be careful not to change the smooth shape of the handrail.
Choose a paint to use as a first sealer to the bare wood or plaster of the deck balusters. Remember, if you use an oil primer, you have to continue with an oil-based top coat. However, if you use a latex primer sealer, your top coat can be oil or latex.