Stair risers ready to install. Instead of trying to paint on the existing ones, create thin "appliques" to glue atop. Or tack with small finishing nails so you could change them easily. Thin plywood or even matboard. A little polyacrylic would make even mat risers sturdy for a good while. And they could be spot cleaned with a damp cloth.
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