Asked on Jul 15, 2018


Cheryl ALinda SikutGk


I took the carpet off the stairs how do I get them to look like new again

3 answers
  • Gk
    on Jul 15, 2018

    What kind of wood is hiding under the carpet? You may be able to sand and stain/poly or paint the risers and treads. Or you may have to install new treads and risers over what you have. It depends on how the stairs were constructed and whether they were made to look pretty or just be functional with carpet over them.
  • Linda Sikut
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Hi Jen,
    You can paint or stain them. If you want them to look like new, be sure you remove all tack strips and nails. Sand them smooth then use a vacuum followed by a tack cloth to remove all dust. You can then either paint or stain. One of the looks that is popular is to stain the treads, then paint the risers and the stringers white. It can truly update your stairs. Wishing you the best.
  • Cheryl A
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Stair Project Begins: Removing the Carpet and Prepping the Wood ...


    Mar 24, 2014 - Stair Project Begins: Removing the Carpet and Prepping the Wood. Posted on March 24, ... Staining pine treads after removing carpet ..... We have now moved to ripping out the carpet for new hardwood floors. Yikes!! Ben. How to Refinish a Staircase for Under $50 - Frugalwoods


    Apr 19, 2014 - How To: Step 1: Remove the existing carpet runner. Step 2: Patch all holes with wood filler. Step 3: Sand entire staircase. Step 4: Wipe down staircase with damp rags and then vacuum. Step 5: Decide which areas you want wood-colored vs. paint-colored. Step 6: Apply polyurethane to all areas you want wood-colored. The Down & Dirty on the Stair Project - Southern Hospitality


    Apr 13, 2010 - removing carpet from stairs and painting. ... Now, this bottom part down on the edges of the stairs was the most challenging part. I knew I'd have ...

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