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Wood Stairs Sanding and Refinishing

Nothing makes quite the statement like a beautiful wood staircase. But if your stairs have seen better days and are showing their age, you may want to spruce them up and turn them into a real showcase for your home.

We have plenty of experience restoring stairs throughout the low country areas of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Bluffton SC.

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Set of rustic reclaimed barn wood stair treads being sanded

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First coat of finish going on

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Finished set of stair treads with painted white spindles and risers.

What’s Involved?

Stairs are full of angles, nooks, corners and hard to reach spaces for our sanders. A lot of hand work is needed. This makes them the most labor intensive part of hardwood floor refinishing. There are many areas we need to take extra care of as we sand and hand scrape around them, the stringers and spindles in particular. Because of this, stairs are the most expensive per square foot of any part of your flooring.

What parts of a staircase DON’T we restore?

We firmly believe that specialists should take care of different areas of your home improvement projects. We’re experts at restoring hardwood floors. But handrails and spindles are not our specialty. We can restore your wood treads and risers (if they are solid wood), but for the rest, you will need to get a specialist in restoring these parts.

Most of the time it’s faster, cheaper and better to remove the handrails and spindles, have them dipped to remove the existing paint or finish and then re-installed. This way you retain the original shape and the finish is much more professional. If you would like to have this done, let us know and we can discuss options for removal and replacement.

Another option is to paint these parts. In fact, that’s the option we would recommend. Take a look at most interior design magazines and the spindles and risers are often painted. And as you can see on in the third photo, it looks great. On top of that, it will save you money and is far easier to look after long term.

Matching the stairs to the floor

We can use the exact same stain and finish on your stairs as on the rest of your floor, so everything will seamlessly match. The only issue is when the wood of your stairs is a different type of wood of your flooring. In many older houses this can be the case, and we will do our best to match it as close as possible. They will not perfectly match, however, unless they are replaced.

You can ask us more about this when we come to give you your free in-home quote.

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