Staircase 

MAKEOVER

DIY

If you have a carpeted staircase in your home that is in need of a makeover, consider looking at the wood beneath the carpet.    

For only $65 you may be able to paint and stain it  - no new carpet needed.

Palm sander Pliers  60 - 100 grit Sandpaper Painters Tape Pre-Stain Conditioner Wood Stain Polyurethane Paint Brush  Wood Staining Pad

supplies needed:

Remove existing carpet using a utility knife. Once carpet is removed, use pliers to remove carpet tacks in the wood. 

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Clean each riser and step with a damp soapy cloth. Let dry, then go over the surface with a tack cloth to pick up dust, hair and dirt. 

2

Apply Pre-Conditioner  Starting at the top step, use a paint brush or wood staining pad to apply one coat of pre-stain conditioner.  Let dry.

3

Start with the top step and work down. Apply an even coat of stain to each step. Let dry. If needed, repeat to deepen color. 

Apply Stain to Each Step

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Once stain is fully dry, brush on a thin coat of polyurethane. Use either water or oil-based.  Let dry. Apply a second coat.

6

Lastly, paint step risers in semi-gloss white. 

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