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Painting and old wooden stair case
Hi - I am have just removed our stair carpet and am planning to paint the stairs. Previous owners have obviously had a runner, and have painted either side of where the runner would be with gloss On the treads and risers). I have sanded everything down - but do I need to completely remove the previous gloss around the edges - or will it not be noticeable once I have primed and undercoated and painted?? Hope that makes sense - thanks!
you will need to sand that part well and blend it in to the unpainted bit-no ridge between the two. If the gloss is well on there and sanded well then you will be fine.
Answered 9th Feb 2013
Hi you will need to sand down where the paint finishes on the risers and treads or you will see a definite line which will spoil the look,either sand down until you feel no ridge or if the paint is very thick use a wood filler and blend in the line and fill .The more time spent on preparation will make a much more pleasing finish.
Answered 7th Mar 2016