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I currently have a finished basement with laminant wood flooring. The stairs leading down to the basement are wood and I am planning to stain them but there are a couple small holes between the actual stairs and the drywall. I want to use molding to cover the holes and give a finished look but I'm not sure what covering is best suited for it.
 

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A picture would help. Is there a skirt board between the steps and the drywall??
 

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Can you see under the stairs? It might be easiest to remove the treads and risers and add a skirt board if the stringers are far enough away from the framing.
 

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No moulding is going to hide that cable running up and under the top tread. A skirt could still be installed now, but it will be a pain.
 

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Yep, pull the treads and risers and add a 1"x skirt board....
 
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I'd just caulk the gap. Blue tape the wood and latex caulk it. Then paint it the same color as the wall.
 

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Home Depot or lowes sells shoe molding that can be stained. Perfect for these steps
I don't think the fellow is coming back, he made only 2 posts since 2011.
 
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