What should be done about old front steps!

The steps are cracking and the paint is peeling.

Sincerely, Beryl Evey

  • 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.

    • Zar31982358
      Zar31982358
      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.