Renovating Wood Stair Treads

Author: Duret Quentin | Categories: Indoors comments
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Wood stair treads for Homebuilders and homeowners choose both wooden stairs for their functionality, durability and beauty. During the time and use, wooden stairs look worn and require repairs. Stairs can also be loose or damaged and require safe or exchange. This is a project a do-it-yourself writing homeowner can tackle and successfully perform.


Inspect the custom size wood stair treads for signs of damage, including popped nails, hatched doors, hatches. Hammer in popped nail and lower the nails under the wood surface. Use a countersink tool or the pointed end of a nail. Place it directly on top of the popped nail and hit the recess tool or nail a hammer to push the nail slightly below. Don dust filters mask and goggles. Sand finishing line outside the staircase with a belt slip loaded with a fine slip paper. Sand hard-to-reach areas in the stairs by hand with fine slippers to remove layers of paint or varnish.

Vacuum the prefinished stair treads to remove chips and debris. Inspect the stairs for signs of additional damage hidden under the finish and layers of paint. Fill skulls and deep scratches with wooden kits and a flexible filler. Touch wood filler in the ground and then add a second thin layer of wood filler to build it just above the surface. Allow the wood to dry well, usually 3 to 4 hours, and sand it smoothly and flush to the stair surface with a fine release paper. Load a seal gun with paintable silicone sealant and fill in gaps. Use a flexible filler to smooth the silicone seal and do it even with the stair surface. Allow the sealant to dry completely, usually 4 to 6 hours.

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Hammer nails through loose treads – those parts of the staircase you step on – in strings, which are side support of the staircase, to secure the stairway properly. Demon damaged stairways and replaces them with new treads if stairs show signs of splitting or rot. Use a spit to lift and remove the tread, and insert a new tread of the same size, secure it with the nails. Wipe the staircase with a piece of cloth to pick up pieces of sawdust and other debris. Begin at the top of the stairs and work down to prevent dust and debris from falling on newly cleaned surfaces. Paint or bet the stairs in the color of your choice.

Tips and warnings

Consider adding a sand based additive to the paint or bite to avoid a slippery surface, which is a danger to the staircase.

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