High foot traffic areas like a floor stair treads and risers Before painting over chipped or peeling paint and stain Just use a medium grit sand paper to rough up the surface and remove ALL traces of dust with a tack cloth. After that you can use a hand sander to gently sand the top layer of your wood that you are painting.
So after hours and hours of stripping and sanding except for the.
How to sand stairs before painting. Once complete vacuum up any dust and clean with a cleaning solution and cloth. Wait at least 24 hours after the final coat dries before removing the masking tape from the stair treads. If the spindles are already in place on the balustrade work your way down from the top of the staircase working your brush into the grain of the wood.
Use long strokes when painting. However I would recommend sanding. If you do not want to sand here is an important tip.
When you re-stain your stairs do every other stair so you are still able to walk up the staircase while it is drying. Then switch to fine sandpaper 200 grit until the entire piece is uniform. After scraping away any loose or chipped paint with a putty knife sand.
Stain and Finish the Treads. A mouse sander will make this job easier and enable you to get into all the corners. Sand the stairs with the rough sandpaper removing any old paint and making the boards smooth and level.
Once your primer is completely dry youre ready to paint with your chosen colour or stain. The next time you refinish the back steps or deck consider adding sand to paint before you apply it. FYI- I did not sand mine down before painting and it still worked great.
That way in addition to protecting the wood you can also boost safety. Make sure you do the risers as well as the treads. Repair any loose or broken areas fill any dents with wood filler and sand any rough patches to prepare the floor for painting.
You need to make sure the surface is in good condition before you start. The first step is to clean your staircase. Youll probably need at least two coats of paint.
This removed any last bits of paint and dirt but left the wood quite rough so we sanded the whole area again with 120 grit sandpaper in order to achieve a smooth and paintable finish. Then apply the bonding primer. Leave the tape on the walls.
Leave to dry for 68 hours before applying a second coat. Since the stairs will likely be getting a fair amount of wear a good primer is key. Before you start painting the risers use painters tape to mark off the areas you arent paining so you get clean crisp lines.
Before you paint youll want to thoroughly clean and sand your stairs. Then go over it with. Remove any old carpet from your wooden stairs.
To achieve the smoothest possible painted finish on the stairs you must first ensure that the new paint will adhere well. To remove those last bits of finish palm sand with medium sandpaper 150 grit until you see the bare wood. Wipe down the whole surface with a tack cloth to remove any dust from sanding.