When we painted the stairwell 7 years ago, we said NEVER AGAIN. But guess what, painters don't take small jobs. (although it was no small job for us). Guess what else...our other house has a 2 story stair well also, and I will get to paint it soon.
I'm trying to get my house in order before we tackle the other house. Remember the artwork hangers I got from the thrift store a few weeks ago....there they are.