Good Questions: Durability of Painted Stair Runner?

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A question about painted stairs: I love the look of the painted stairs and the stained runner that people have posted before, however, I question the durability. One friend recommended porch paint or a carpet runner, but I am wondering how these stairs painted white hold up to foot traffic and cleaning. Does anyone out there have firsthand knowledge/recommendations about a painted stair runner? Also, in my house, we have wood floors throughout but the stairs are, as yet, unfinished. Does this painted look work when everything else is natural wood? -Sarah

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