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staining steps...or not (carpeting)

Posted by andrelaplume2 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 22, 10 at 15:12

We have a set of steps going to the basement. They are unfinished pine but nice ones. As I finish the basement I have contemplated staining the steps but I assume after the stain is applied some sort of urathane would go on...but wouldn't this make the steps slippers and a hazard?

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RE: staining steps...or not (carpeting)

Varnish or urethane is not slippery - no more slippery than a wood floor or painted steps.

If you are worried about traction, there are "skid proofing strips" you put on the treads.

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