Hi! Due to the fact that it has made such a big impact, I’ve been excited to share this tutorial with you in my own home and for under $100! When you come into our house, my staircase to the upstairs is the very first thing you see. When we moved here it had the builder-basic carpet stairs with oak railings. This isn’t an awful appearance however it wasn’t what I was hoping for. PRIOR TO. The very first thing I did was paint the hand railings dark espresso and the railings white. ( HERE. is the tutorial on how to do this action which is SO worth it IMHO)! DEVELOPMENT. Next I got so disgusted with the carpet on my stairs that never appeared to look tidy no matter just how much I cleaned it that one day I simply began pulling it up (I’m not a spontaneous individual but as soon as in some time when it pertains to house tasks it occurs).:–RRB-. My youngest was around 1 years of ages at the time so I still desired some cushioning on the stairs in case of falls I kept the carpet pad on the middle portion of the stairs and installed a $75 runner down the middle of the steps. You can learn all about how to take the carpet off your stairs. HERE. As how to include an economical runner! PROGRESS. I actually enjoyed how it looked but.
I have actually constantly.
for the past 5 years imagined having the clean look of brown wood treads with white risers.
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a few months into having the brand-new runner one of my kids managed to gush all over the top of the stairs and although much of the mess came out it did leave stains on three of the steps.
. So as soon as my youngest got really proficient at walking up and down the stairs by himself I started researching the finest method to go about staining stairs. After much factor to consider I chose that using the original pine treads.
would be the simplest and most cost reliable opportunity. And here is the results! AFTER.
I am so delighted.
with the results !! You CAN completely do this even if you are a beginner
at do it yourself– so do not let fear get in your way! I will take you Step by Step (no pun meant)!:–RRB-.1
. I began with the bottom step by utilizing pliers to pull the carpet far from stairs. 2.
Once you get the carpet up this is what you will see. The blue stuff is the carpet padding (yours may be a various color) and the arrows show where the nail strips are.
With a flat head screw chauffeur up versus the nail strip strike the end of the screw driver with a hammer till you can get under the nail strip and pull/pry it up (you might wish to use gloves during this step).
IDEA: Getting the nail strips up is the longest part of the process (and some are much easier than others to pull up). I just had a bit of time each night to deal with this job so I did a couple of actions at a time and after that put the carpet back down over the actions. I would not pull the entire carpet off the stairs all at the beginning unless you knew you were going to have the time to get all the nail strips up in one big nail removing session.:–RRB-. 3.
Pull off the cushioning and remove any staples or nails left on the steps. The flat head screwdriver works excellent for spying up the staples. 4.
After step 3 you will be left with little nail and staple holes. Fill these holes with a stainable wood filler (for your convenience I will have a supply list with links to these products at the end of this post). You can smooth and apply out the wood filler best with a putty knife. 5.
Now it’s time to sand. For this step I obtained a buddy’s belt sander if you do not have a friend or a sander good friend borrow one pal no worries! !
There are some 4 1/2 star sanders on Amazon for just $15-$ 35 that will work amazing for this project (links to the sanders at the end of the post). Sand both the treads and the risers until smooth.
. The belt sander worked actually well for me, nevertheless, it didn’t do well getting the areas close to the edges of the stairs (you will not have that issue with the sanders I advise listed below).
So for these locations I utilized an item called Citrastrip. I got the spray bottle version for benefit. After spraying it on you leave it for thirty minutes and after that begin scraping it off with a putty knife or scraper. When I had actually installed the runner a number of years ago I had also painted the sides of the actions will 2 coats of white enamel paint so it took a few applications of the citrastirp before I got all of the paint up.
Now onto the enjoyable part! You will use these items in the order shown below With a paint brush cover 4 steps with Pre-Satin Wood Conditioner. The conditioner is very essential to achieving a stunning, even stain so please.
do not skip this step.
! Let the wood conditioner take in for 15 minutes and wipe away any excess (there wasn’t any for me).
8. Have a rag ready. Using a different paint brush, brush on your stain ensuring to use a thin and even coat. Quickly get rid of excess stain on the step by intensely wiping the action down with a rag Regretfully I didn’t get any images of this step because of
the time sensitive nature involved Pointer: It is easier to add more stain for a darker color
but difficult to make the stain lighter after it dries. ( and it dries extremely quickly). Be sure that as quickly as you apply the stain that you wipe it away. Keeping adding coats of stain until you get your wanted color. I only required to do one coat.
9 Once you get it to your liking it’s now time to safeguard all your effort and provide it a professional looking surface by brushing on a Polyurethane. I applied.
3 thin coats. considering that I knew our stairs would get lots of abuse.
For the last action tape off the edge where the treads and the risers fulfill and where the sides and treads meet and paint risers white Ensure to tape specifically so that you get a
tidy crisp line.
when the tape has actually been removed! As soon as the paint dries, remove the tape and you are DONE!! !
We are caring our brand-new actions! As guaranteed here is your supply list that connects you to the actual products you can acquire for this project! (affiliate links included for your benefit)!
MATERIALS. Pliers. Flat Head Screwdriver. Hammer. Stainable Wood Filler. Electric Sander (. Choice 1. )(. Choice 2). Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. Stain (I used. Miniwax Dark Walnut. ). Polyurethane- For a little shine (. Alternative 1). For more shine (. Option 2. ). White Paint- I used Behr’s Pure White Enamel Paint from Home Depot. Paint Brushes. Painters Tape.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!