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Old 10-11-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Need help please - should I varnish my stairs?


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I have just had a loft conversion done to create a room for my son. The new stairs are lovely wood so I don't want to stain them or cover them up with carpet but I am worried that if I varnish them they will be slippery and dangerous. Any advice?

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Need help please - should I varnish my stairs?


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Hi,

I have just had a loft conversion done to create a room for my son. The new stairs are lovely wood so I don't want to stain them or cover them up with carpet but I am worried that if I varnish them they will be slippery and dangerous. Any advice?
I think the paint companies have a sand type additive that you can put in your clear finish to get a nonskid finish on your stair treads. You do not mix it with the paint in the container but sprinkle the additive on the front edge of the treads.

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