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Old 02-05-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Here I come again.
About to Paint white risers.
I'm about to tackle my stair risers, waiting for my new oak treads to come in
So i'm toying with the idea of applying white formica to the risers before I add my new treads. I could be wrong but I think I could just wipe down the white formica covered risers when they get toe scuffs on them. I have the equipment to cut a sheet of formica.


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It's a lot easier to repaint than to re cover with formica.You won't get the bright glossy white with formica you will with paint.Have you thought about what the formica will look like in a few years after the toe of shoes have been kicking it? I wouldn't do it.

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A good way to minimize scuffs is to topcoat the paint with a clear latex poly.
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A good way to minimize scuffs is to topcoat the paint with a clear latex poly.

What is latex Poly ? I tried to google it and came up dry ?
Is this a two part mixture ?

when I had a small Chip in my bathtub I bought a special very hard paint
Very expensive two part mixture.
I think it was $15.00 for a small amount.
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What is latex Poly ? I tried to google it and came up dry ?
Is this a two part mixture ?

when I had a small Chip in my bathtub I bought a special very hard paint
Very expensive two part mixture.
I think it was $15.00 for a small amount.
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Ok I found it I was looking for a special new Paint. Sorry about that !
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I use an enamel, it's so hard even a sander has a hard time getting it off.
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There is a good chance your stairs could squeak if you use HPL on your risers. The riser goes behind the tread and glues and nails or screws to the back of the tread. You won't be able to glue with HPL and chances are there will be some movement of the treads which will rub the HPL and squeak.

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