Asked on Jun 24, 2018

What should be done about old front steps!

WilliamZard PocleebAnn|The  Apple Street Cottage


The steps are cracking and the paint is peeling.

Sincerely, Beryl Evey
q what should be done about old front steps
q what should be done about old front steps
3 answers
  • If the wood is cracking, I'd be concerned about rotted wood. Those pieces may need replacing. Once that is done, scrape the loose paint off of the rest and give them 2 good coats of outdoor porch floor paint. I also recommend adding a little sand to the paint, or buy paint that already has it in it so they are not slippery.

  • Zard Pocleeb
    on Jun 24, 2018

    Two options immediately come to mind. Option 1...Build a ne set of stairs on top of the old ones. Doing this eliminates a lot of work so you don’t have to tear the old ones down. 2...Tile over the existing steps.

  • William
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Replace the damaged wood. Use either a floor and porch paint or a UV deck stain. Do not put new wood over old damaged wood. Any rot , mold would transfer to the new wood.

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