If you have decided to paint on a faux rug on your staircase, then first of all make sketches on paper of designs and patters of the rug you would like to have on the staircase. You would do well to find some good stencils at the crafts stores either online or offline. It is advisable to purchase the paint that suits the make of your staircase.
Ensure that the stairs are washed and cleaned off dust before beginning to paint. The use of soap water is recommended in the cleaning of staircase. It is better to tape off the portions of the exposed sides of the stairs so that painting is done with uniformity. The stairs have to be painted with the base color of the rug and painting can be continued after allowing the previous paint to dry. Use the stencil to create patterns and additional colors to create designs.