COMMUNITY FORUM

diyer72

05:19PM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 03/01/04
3 lifetime posts
Bvtools
I am going to remove the carpet from my stairs and I would like to stain them to match my laminate flooring. There are some holes in the treads from the tack strip that held the carpet in place. If I fill these with wood filler will they stain at all or will they look like they were filled with putty? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this to minimize the appearance of these holes?

doug seibert

10:50AM | 03/03/04
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
What 'flavor' is the new flooring.......?

And the old stair treads are.........?


hammerman

10:51AM | 03/03/04
Member Since: 07/02/03
30 lifetime posts
Don't use wood filler. It never stains the same colors as the wood. What you need to no is after staining and applying the poly, use a wood putty that is color matched to your stain. You may not even have to fill all of the holes with putty. I recently did my stairs and used a medium oak stain. Most of the nail holes visually disappeared. Just my 2000 cents.

diyer72

03:50PM | 03/03/04
Member Since: 03/01/04
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the suggestion. The wood laminate we are using is beech, and I have no idea what type of wood the stairs are-I assume some kind of hardwood but I could be wrong. After closer inspection I think that I may just be able to sand the steps and apply a poly, the colour seems pretty close to the same tone as the flooring.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

The “Briolette” faceted glass sink from Kohler measures 17.5” wide and is sure to catch the eye—as it does the light. $707.50 Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1