How To Paint and Stain Your Stairs

If you can’t move then its time to improve

When redesigning homes, we tend to keep work on the stairs into a minimum. Stairs are positioned in places where they are always needed, so having no stairs to use one for a day or two would cause a lot of trouble. That’s why stairs are almost always taken for granted. However, stair designs are not permanent and they do experience wear and tear, so these will really need some refurbishing at some point in time.

The most common stair design are wooden types. Wooden stair designs are a classic. Wood stairs are beautiful yet strong. To keep our wooden stairs at its peak, and to retain its beauty for longer, refinishing is needed after some time. Get your brushes and buckets ready because we will be painting and staining our wooden stairs for the perfect stair design ever!

To refinish your wooden stairs by painting and staining, iStairs have come up with the following steps:

#1 PREPARE THE STAIRS

Preparing the stairs mean removing everything on it. No rags, no carpets, no embellishments – absolutely nothing. Not even nails, staples, and tacks should stay. You must have bare stairs. Also make sure to cover areas near the stairs to avoid them from getting dust.

#2 STRIP OFF THE OLD FINISH

The old finish must be removed before we proceed with our stair restyling. You can do this by either sanding off the old finish, or by using commercially available chemical strippers.

#3 APPLY THE NEW STAIN

Now that the old finish has been removed, it’s now time for the new stain to be used. Depending on the chosen stain, the number of coatings may vary. Simply follow the instructions set by the stain manufacturer.

#4 RE-FINISH

After staining up the stairs, apply new finish. At least two coats of polyurethane varnish would be good enough. Again, follow the manufacturer’s instruction on how to prepare and to apply the finish. Once you have applied the first layer new finish, you must let it dry completely. Once the first layer of stain dries, that’s the time you can apply the second coat.

#5 PAINT THE STAIRS.

If the stairs are now dry, it’s time to paint it up. You can begin by using the paint of your choice. Apply the first coat using a small paintbrush. Once the first coat is already fry, you can now apply the second coat, then the third, until all parts of the stairs are okay enough for you.

#6 CLEAN UP YOUR MESS

The biggest enemy for you would be the dust. Dust would be everywhere. Remove all the dust and the small debris to ensure that your new stair design would be seamlessly beautiful. Now that you have re-stained and re-printed your stairs, you are ready to go again.

AVAIL OF A REFINISHING SERVICE FROM ISTAIRS

Refinishing your old stair design to make way for better ones, would be quire stressful and could take a lot of time. Should you need expert refinishing services, give iStairs a call and we will make sure that your stairs would undergo a complete makeover. Send us a bid request and be dazzled with your new stairs!