Can I Paint My MDF Treads? - Painting - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2007, 12:52 AM   #16
Pro Painter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: northwest suburbs chicago
Posts: 448
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Can I paint my MDF treads?


There is some tolerance on stair height and depth. You could tack 3/8 or 1/4 luan to the risers and depending on height could probably do the same with the treads. Cover seams with trim. This would pass inspection unless the rise is already at the maximum height. But all the trouble of doing it would outweigh buying oak (or any other wood) stock and cutting your own treads. This would also allow the new riser wood to go below the tread depth. I think.
Where's atlanticwb? He would know for sure.


As long as the houses' price was inline with what they did, the new oak would raise the value of the home.

Advertisement

joewho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2007, 01:09 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 188
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Can I paint my MDF treads?


I was thinking about doing the same in my house.

In the end, could you just cut out the MDF tread then then put in an oak, bullnosed tread (sold and precut at a box store) stain and be done?

Do you think there will be an issue when the MDF get's cut out?

Advertisement

dcd22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vinyl Paint - PolymatrX - and Siding.... Classic Painting 2 07-23-2008 07:45 AM
SW Duration paint - OK to thin with water? plin321 Painting 10 08-11-2007 10:29 PM
Paint coming off of siding ciera Painting 5 07-01-2007 06:22 PM
exterior paint question sherlock Painting 5 07-05-2006 08:31 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts