'Stain' your wood railing with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan? YES. This unexpected surface gets a stylish makeover by Abigail of Patina & Purl, Blog and Etsy Shop. Graphite was used to color wash the drab wood which was finished with Soft Dark Wax to protect and deepen the color. She says, "The best part: zero prep work. It cut down on time, money, and yucky stain smells."
What's the best type of paint for painting furniture? This post compares the major types and gives the pros, cons, and uses for each one! It's a must read for anyone thinking of painting a piece for their home.