Should I poly stair treads again after installing and nailing in?

by Tammy
I am planning to stain and poly before I install the treads. Thank you for advice!
  4 answers
  • If you have not yet put the polyurethane on the treads do not do so. Staining can be done, but its best to wait to put color and sealers on after the stairs are installed. The best quality staircase construction uses glue and any paint, stain or sealers will prevent the glue from doing its best job. Of course depending upon the type of stair your building this may not be a issue. In any case during the construction phase of the stairs you may risk scratching or damaging the final finish which will require much more work in prep for the new coat of the sealer. At most stain at best do it once its complete. Just wait to seal once everything is done.
  • Tammy Tammy on Aug 17, 2014
    Thank you Woodbridge. We are planning to start tomorrow.So have not applied stain yet. Great advice! Thanks again
  • Be sure to take some photos of before during and after and share it with fellow hometalkers!
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Aug 18, 2014
    Good advice.