Stairs

Example of sanded & stained stairs

These original Victorian stairs were sanded back and in order to mask the shadowing that can occur on stairs that have had a runner in place for years, we stained with a walnut colour and finished with 3 coats of Bona water-based lacquer. Quite often much of stair restoration is a lot of hand scraping!

Stairs left with a natural rustic look...

This particular job in a beautiful house in Penzance from about 1810 also included the restoration of 5 flights of stairs. With many treads covered in Lino and heavy adhesive, they were painstakingly restored by hand and machine and just finished with a natural water-based finish with a very low sheen level. It is worth noting that the ‘shadowing’ from having years of a carpet runner in period homes is very common.