D R
D R
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Asked on Apr 25, 2012

should i install stained stair treads before or after white risers and white side stringers

D RKMS WoodworksAna M
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  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 25, 2012

    are you building these stairs up from "naked" stringers or is this a "skin" being applied. Normal stair construction begins at the bottom...with a tread then a riser is set on that then the next tread up is installed...it is a overlapping type of method similar to shingles on a roof.

  • Paint first, then stain. Then you can touch up the paint once done.

  • Ana M
    on Apr 26, 2012

    after then touch up

  • D R
    on Apr 27, 2012

    these stairs will be on naked stringers. now they have (2) tempoary 2x4's for each tread, which will be removed. they have no risers at this time.

  • D R
    on Apr 27, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 27, 2012

    sider stringers should go in first...then work you way up from the bottom Alternating risers and treads. You can "pre-stain" + varnish (poly) the treads ahead of time to eliminate some of the stain "bleed through" that often happens when taping off the white.

  • D R
    on May 1, 2012

    Thanks for all the answers -- problem solved

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