I'd like to take off the carpeting and stain/paint crummy pine stairs

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I assume the stairs are premade nothing special .


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  • Gracie Gracie on Aug 18, 2017
    You can take the carpeting off easily enough - there will be a LOT of staples. Sand down the steps and use a good primer and paint - ask at your local hardware store which will be the best for that application.

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Aug 18, 2017
    Yes you can remove the carpet and take out the staples. The next step would be to check to see if you need to do any sanding. Go to your local home improvement store for paint suggestions and I would also think about putting a non slip protective coating on them.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 18, 2017
    Well what is stopping you?
  • Jane Fitzpatrick Jane Fitzpatrick on Aug 19, 2017
    nice stain with white risers would look classy
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Aug 19, 2017
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  • 2dogal 2dogal on Aug 19, 2017
    I would suggest staining rather than painting with the use stairs get. I would also suggest that if the steps are made out of pine, to get a pine board and practice on that to see how the wood will accept the color and how many coats of stain you will need to get the color you desire. Stain is not like paint.
  • A A on Aug 19, 2017
    If the carpet was glued down it'll be a lot of work. Since the treads & risers are pine you might want to consider replacing them rather than trying to pry up glued carpet, spending a lot of time getting the glue sanded off and all the boards level (after all that sanding). If you have the tools, it's pretty easy to make treads & risers or you can buy them (check around as the cost varies). Just a thought
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