Q: I have painted my hardwood stairs. How long should I wait for them to dry?
A: Most coatings dry over
- Carpeted stairs
Currently we have carpeted stairs with open risers from our lower level to upper level. What is the best way to replace with hardwoods?
- Staining visible stairs
Do we need to stain and/or polyurethane the entire piece of wood, or is it okay to just finish the parts of the stairs that are visible?
- Staining and varnishing stairs
We are in the process of remodelling. Our stairs have plywood on them now. We have decided to use red oak on them. Do you know the proper staining and varnishing process?
- Squeaking laminate stairs
I've just finished putting laminate on my stairs. They look great but the squeaking is terrible. I made sure before I put the flooring down that all the squeaks in the rough lumber were gone. Any suggestions?
- Dry Wood Heat and Hardwood Floors
Q: We've been wanting to put solid wood floors down in our home, when it is time to replace the carpet we laid after building our home. Recently, we had some water damage on the second floor which damaged our 1st floor master bedroom and on down to the basement.…
- Refinishing plywood stairs
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…