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Forum topic by Mark posted 09-24-2009 06:10 PM 655 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2009 06:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing

i got a side job client who stripped her stairs down to the regular spruce stairs constructed with the framework of the house and she wants it sanded, stained, and finished. What would you choose for a durable glossy finish? I have an idea but now that I got tonz of other LJs to opinionate for the best answer. Thanx

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 06:18 PM

Mark, I would (and did) use oil based polyurethane. I put brazillian cherry treads and risers in over 10 years ago and put on 4 layers of polyurethane. They still look as good now as they did when first installed despite the steps being a high traffic area.

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 06:52 PM

thats what i was thinkin…thx

-- M.K.

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 07:04 PM

Googling I found: Pratt & Lambert’s VARMOUR urethane for floors and stairs.

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