Prepping the Basement Steps, Part 1

After work, Liz and I went out to the local Sherwin Williams to pick up some supplies for our work on the basement stairs. With Bob cutting the treads, our next step is to stain and varnish them all. And to also paint the risers, and adjoining beadboard.

Liz is handling the more involved staining process, given her extensive experience. It involves first using a sanding sealer, then the stain, then a few coats of varnish.

By the time we got home, it was close to 7PM. We fed the bunnies their dinner, then suited up and went downstairs for a bit. Liz got the sanding sealer down while I primed the risers.

A little over an hour later, we were done. Rather than push and stain the wood tonight, we opted to do that tomorrow after work. And save the varnish for Saturday. A bit of drying time to factor in, but we should be in good shape for when Bob is able to return.

Seeing the treads in place was a shock. And now that the risers are primed, and the treads are showing a little more color… this part of the basement is really coming alive.

The Basement Stairs, Dry Fitting the Treads
Sherwin Williams: Cover the Earth

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