Q: How do I get old oil based paint off the hardwood stair risers, in the corners where it is caked on?
A: If I was refinishing your steps I would use a hand scraper with a double sided blade for removing paint from corners. A razor knife might help too.
Open stair case
I am installing oak hardwood flooring, using stair nosing's, on a staircase which is partially open on one side. What is the best way to match up the ends of the risers with the stair skirt?
Painting stringers and risers
I have decided to sand and stain my treads one colour and paint the stringers and risers white. The stringers and risers are natural coloured oak veneer and have clear urethane on them. How would I go about painting the stringers and risers?
Smooth transition between stair bullnose and new hardwood
Q: I ripped up carpet in a balcony/hallway and am installing 3/4" hardwood. Issue #1 - The top of existing stair bullnose is about 3/16" lower than where the top of the new hardwood will be. How do I make this a smooth transition? Issue #2 - There is an…
Q: My daughter has painted metal chairs in her room. As she has moved the chairs around her room, paint has come off the bottom of the chairs and onto the hard wood floors. How do I remove the paint marks?