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The edging at the bottom of our newly installed hardwood stairs was not finished smoothly nor were the risers given a finished edge as the bottom stair comes around the wall. I’m including a picture and asking for your input on how to finish the riser along the edge to make it smooth and transition well into the painted drywall. (our stair treads will be stained dark with risers painted white)
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Trim the rough drywall paper off. Fill the gap with joint compound, then tape it with a flat piece of drywall tape. Float the repair smooth.

Caulk the joint between the baseboard and the stair.

Question/suggestion: why doesn't the vertical piece of trim on the newel post match the trim coming down the wall? I think it would look better if it did.
 

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You can buy wood out side corner trim for the riser.
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I think I would cut the floor molding back and put in a paint grade thicker piece so it looks more the a plinth door molding.
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