DIY Projects & Decor

Renewing Your Garage Steps

garage paint

Painting garage steps would not normally be on my radar of things to do. But but my friend, Janet, sent me before and after pictures of her newly painted garage steps and they look awesome!  She kindly offered to let me use her paint to do my steps, so I decided to give a go.  Free is good, right??

This product is called Rescue It!” by Olympic.  It’s a wood and concrete resurfacer that seals weathered or damaged wood.  Janet bought this paint at Lowes, where she was told people rave about the stuff.  It really did a fantastic job!  It sealed the wood on my stairs and hand rail.  Now my garage has pretty steps.  Who knew I even cared!  Ha!!

renewing garage steps
I brushed off the steps to get rid of dirt and cobwebs. I did not give them a big scrubbing. (Mostly ‘cuz I’m lazy.)
renewing garage steps
Next I taped off the back of the steps (the vertical wood) and painted the steps with Rescue It!. I also painted the railing.  My Dad will be happy to see this! No more splinters. 😉

garage steps

After two coats of Rescue It dried, I taped off the brown edges to paint the vertical wood a Glossy White. And that’s it! It may not be completely dry until Christmas ‘cuz of all the rain we’ve been getting these days, but they look good! 😀

renewing your garage steps

janet stairs before and after

Linking to:

Elizabeth andCo
DIY Show Off
Nifty Thrifty Things
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Suburbs Mama

Flamingo Toes
Three Mango Seeds It’s Overflowing


12 thoughts on “Renewing Your Garage Steps”

  1. AMAZING ! It is crazy what a couple of coats of paint can do to! I have been painting the interior of our home, and the garage will have to wait til spring. I have heard great things about that product. I think you can tint it any color also. Thanks so much for taking the time to share it with us!


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