Step-by-Step to Finishing Steps
Author Notes Remember when the Momplex stairs used to look like this? Good news! We can officially put the white can of paint down because all the painting is done on our quest for the ever popular wood-treads-white-risers staircase. You know what I'm talking about. One of my favorite parts of the wood on white staircase is the contrast between the white moulding and risers against the stained treads - making the steps easy for Mom to see. It’s also super functional this way - the crisp white will stay crisp white, while the wood treads will take years of use without showing paint chipping or scratching. I have to admit, I didn't hate the reclaimed wood stair treads we've been using durning the consturction phase. But they aren't Mom's favorite, so I'll have to find another use for them. They are going to be replaced by finished wood treads. But before we get to actually pulling the construction treads out and replacing them with wood treads, we have to finish the wood treads. To get the wood treads to last through years of use, we partnered up with our friends at Minwax , using their stains and special polyurethane designed for floors. Read on, and I’ll show you step by step - literally - how we finished these steps!