Anyone ever DIY refinishing wood floors on staircase?
Hi everyone! Well, I would like to rip up the 9-year-old carpet on my staircase leading upstairs to our second floor, sand the part you step on (forgive me for not knowing the correct words!), and paint the backs of the stairs semi-gloss white to match my trim in the house.
A little background: We rented a sander and refinished the original wood floors in 2001. I still have the stain color, so it shouldn't be a problem matching the colors.
Also, my husband used a hand sander machine two years ago to sand the finish on our front porch, so I know HE knows how to do this...but I want to take the burden of this job off of him, and do it myself!
So first of all, has anyone done this?
Second, how hard is it to remove wall-to-wall carpeting on a staircase? What tools would I need?
Third, how much time will I need to give the poly to dry before being able to step on it? It might be a problem, because all our bedrooms and our main bath with the only shower is upstairs, and I have two small kids (5 and 3).