How to Recover Stair Treads?

Answer Stair treads are the actual walk boards on the top of the stairs that support your weight as you climb and descend from one level of your house to another. Since these boards take the most abuse th... Read More »

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How do I stain new stair treads?

Sand the WoodUse an orbital hand sander to strip off the top layer of wood from each tread. Vacuum up the dust. Tape off the adjacent walls, stair risers and anything else you're not staining, usin... Read More »

How to Install Stair Treads?

Installing stair treads is an effective way to dress up an old staircase that is in need of improvement. Stair treads also provide a reliable walking surface so that you are less likely to slip whi... Read More »

How to Apply False Stair Treads?

As sole pathways between interior floors of a house, stairways see much use and eventually show the signs of heavy wear and tear. Update worn or outdated wood stairs by capping them with full false... Read More »

How do I resurface wood stair treads?

PreparationCover everything in the area with drop cloths. Sand the old finish on the stairs with 60-grit sandpaper. Go carefully and take care not to round the edges. If you plan to varnish the sta... Read More »