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Old 09-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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I was lucky to recently be able to buy my family home. Last night i tore the carpeting off the steps that had been there before i was born. (I am 47 years old) Underneath was beautiful hardwood. I plan on refinishing them though some of the risers have seperated and they creak. Any suggestions. Dont wanna get into too much of a financial deficit. If i use wood filler in the cracks will it last?

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Are you going to paint or stain the risers? If you're going to paint them wood filler should be just fine. If you're going to stain them, do yourself a favor and replace the risers. It really isn't too bad a job. This filler just won't stain the same as the wood and you will always notice it.

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I am going to paint the risers white and stain the treds a dark brown. So i should b golden. One way to find out i guess
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Post a picture of the stairs----removing the squeaks and tightening the treads is done from the under side on many stairs---need to know how they are built---Mike---
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