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Old 04-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Leveling stair treads?

I was wondering if there is a product that I can use to level out my old worn stair treads. I have created a mess by ripping the carpet out and trying to chemically remove many layers of lead paint. At this point I think it might be best if I can just put something like a leveling compound down on top of the stair treads and then lightly sand and paint them. The stairs are old pine and they are structurally good (no squeaking, moving, etc.) but the middle of the stairs have been worn away and sag lower than the sides. Also, the nose of the treads are very beaten up.
The chemical stripper created a huge mess and really did not strip all of the lead paint out of the wood so I am hesitant to just go sanding away trying to level them out.
I've been searching online but haven't seen anything mention whether I can use leveling compound or some type of wood putty/filler to level the steps and then paint over them...
Advice/ Suggestions desperately needed!
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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If you can access the stairs from the under side you could add some shims. If not the only other solution would be to remove and reinstall them. While you have them out, just build up the middle stinger.
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