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Posted by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Liz
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When we bought this house, there was carpet all through the upstairs, the stairway, and in the living room. It was awful because it was dirty and full of dog hair. We had the carpets pulled up and there was an old wooden floor that was still able to be finished rather nicely. We only lightly stained it because we figured with kids...they would just ruin a darker floor.

Anyway, the banister for the stair way is white: the handrail and the spokes (?). I want to strip the banister paint and give it a wood look again.

I'm nervous because I've never done anything like this before and am afraid I'll ruin it.

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Cecelia712
by Gold Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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Its not really that hard. I'm sure you'll do fine. Ask scarlett for tips. She does this type of thing a lot. I've only done a table and chairs.
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Mom2jngnc
by Stephannie on Dec. 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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I was going to suggest Scarlett.......

elwalters77
by Erica on Dec. 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

You can find tutorials on almost anything on youtube

Jennifair
by Jen on Dec. 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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I too was going to suggest Scarlett! Sounds like this is right up her alley 

SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:19 PM

FYI they are called balusters.
It sounds like a super fun awesome project!!!!!
I will say working with stripper is s-m-e-l-l-y! but if you leave a dirty diaper around, Im sure it would overpower stripper smell. After stripped, you'll need to sand lightly first with thicker sandpaper (80-120) to get out any imperfections/ marks/  then a softer (220-240 grit) to smooth the surface before stain.
Then you can restain to match your floor... or another color...

SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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Omg i replied before i read everyone elses reaponses and then lol d
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Jillysmom
by Adele on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:16 AM

 cant wait to see before and afters, I know you can do this

Jillysmom
by Adele on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:17 AM

 

Quoting SamMom912:

FYI they are called balusters.
It sounds like a super fun awesome project!!!!!
I will say working with stripper is s-m-e-l-l-y! but if you leave a dirty diaper around, Im sure it would overpower stripper smell. After stripped, you'll need to sand lightly first with thicker sandpaper (80-120) to get out any imperfections/ marks/  then a softer (220-240 grit) to smooth the surface before stain.
Then you can restain to match your floor... or another color...

 love it

SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:36 AM
U can call me if u need an assistant. ;)
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powow65
by Kim on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:52 AM

 check on lowes or home depot or also check on http://www.ehow.com/ & GL hun.

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