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vote4Pedro 05-22-2011 03:43 PM

painting 4x6 stringers for the stairs. anything special?
i need to paint the stringer of a set of custom stairs. it's essentially 2x (4x6) standard mill wood. Is there anything i need to do to seal the wood before painting? thanks

Bunited 05-22-2011 04:24 PM

RE Sealing/Treating Wood
If it's bare wood (not previously painted/treated) you should prime if painting, although some paints have a primer with the paint and additional before hand painting, is not required. If the wood is exposed (visible) and the stairs were custom built, maybe a varnish or lacquer instead of paint? Either way, sounds like a fun project.


vote4Pedro 05-22-2011 04:49 PM

lacquer?? do i paint over that? i'm looking to get the stringers white in color.

user1007 05-22-2011 05:02 PM

Primers and paint are two different things. Those who suggest they come in the same can are scamming you. You need a primer from a paint store to start this project.

And lacquer is not a casual product for the DIY person. Not sure why the poster was suggesting it for stair stringers.

What did the people that built this for you suggest you use?

kwikfishron 05-22-2011 06:00 PM

Maybe the MODS can move this to the painting forum so OP will get the attention he deserves.:)

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