Stairs Railings Hardwood Flooring Chiocago
Installing and maintaining hardwood stairs and railings is closer to being an art than a craft. You not only have to be aware of your options and what to keep in mind when planning for your staircase but you also need to know how to avoid planning mistakes that may compromise your desired design.
In fact, the design of your stair will affect your railing layout options. The stair must be built to facilitate the railing layout/design you have in mind. They don't have to be built at the same time but they have to be planned with each other in mind.
Here some steps you need to take to get the results you want:
- Determine the type of wood you are up against.
- Decide if you are staining or not and if so how dark.
- Test sanding and staining to get a feel for what's ahead.
- Do the necessary puttying and sand off.
- Vacuum and tack cloth all surfaces.
- Stain and smooth /even out the color with sanding techniques.
- Apply top coating, with thin brushing which give a better finish than thick coats.
Remember, maintaining and finishing your stairs is no small undertaking. It requires meticulous preparation and a general understanding of how wood works with stains and paints.