Q: I want to re-urethane my hand rail, and I am worried that it will make the rest of the stair case look bad.
A: I don’t see why it would, but you can always apply another coat to the rest of the stairs if you like.
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I pulled up my carpet on the steps in my split foyer, and I found what looks like plywood. I tried to sand, stain and poly it but I cannot get a smooth finish all over. What can I do to fix this? Also, I would like to take the…
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I have relatively new oak stairs that were finished very poorly by the contractor who built the home. 6 years later, the poly is still in good shape mechanically, but I would like to improve the cosmetics. Since this a small but time consuming job, I was going to put…
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We bought a house that has glue down hardwood floors, but I would prefer the handscraped look. Can we do this ourselves and how?
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- Adding a coat of urethane
We are moving into a house where the wood floors were totally redone after the prior owners moved out. Our inspector suggested that because we have a dog and small children that an additional coat or two or urethane may be wise. How much can I expect to pay for…
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