Regardless of how you wish to paint the stairs, you are going to have materials and tools, regardless of how you have decided painting the stairs. You need to have the sander so that you can remove the coating on the stairs and so that the paint may adhere very well. To start with a diy stained stairs painted risers, you will a smaller roller and a brusher together with a tape of the painter so that you can protect the stairs or to make sharp lines. All the paints are not suitable for the stairs so that you have to buy floor enamels and latex porch. You need to have a clear coat of the polyurethane so that you may protect the work you are doing.