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.
Stains should be removed using steel woolen pad along with lemon oil. The pad should be dipped in lemon oil and rubbed in the same direction as the grain. Dark rings should be removed using a mixture of warm water and oxalic acid. The surface should be sanded and the solution should be applied. The solution should be left in place till the stain goes away. The surface should be buffed using steel wool pads allowing it to dry completely.
The wood restorative oil should be applied on the surface. The oil should be worked in the wood completely working in small areas and going back over the surface. The entire surface should be covered using the oil and allowed to sit for few hours.
The excess oil should be removed and the surface should be buffed. A wax or polish should be applied sparingly using a soft cloth.