This magnificent piece was freecycled to us already grungy and splattered with gunk. In fact, this is what it looked like after a hefty scrubbing by the Teen Minions. Blech.
The steps, which are regulation issue plastic, got wrapped in kitchen plastic wrap with a little painter's tape to seal the deal.
Then all the metal got 3 light coats of Rust-o-leum Gloss White.
After that dried, I did the same wrap job on the metal...
...and gave the plastic risers a coat of plastic primer. I know there are paints for plastic, but honestly, I'm not impressed. When we repaint the all-weather wicker, you'll see why. As a bonus, with primer, I can use any color I want.
Like my favorite Spa Blue, for example. 3 coats please.
There. It now coordinates with the kitchen, looks fresh and clean, and once again, it's not in a landfill while I splurge for something new. Can we agree on a budget of $3?