staircase restoration

Victorian and Georgian staircases tend to have many layers of paint which require removing particularly from the treads and risers. The removal of this paint is part of the renovation process and carried out prior to sanding.

Typically, we strip, sand and seal treads and risers on Victorian staircases and lacquer finish in the same way that we would a floor.

We use electric heat guns to melt and blister the paint as the first stage of the process, followed by a liquid chemical stripper and various grades of wire wool and then finally sandpaper, from approx P60 - P120 Grade.

Once the staircase is fully sanded, it is stained and/or finished with at least threee coats of lacquer, key-sanding (de-nibbing) between each coat, the same process as with floors.

Another popular 'look' is that of sanded and lacquered treads combined with painted risers, with the skirting or 'stringer' of the staircase remaining painted..

The staircase can then either be left uncovered or have a traditional stair runner fitted.

You can of course do anything to a staircase, from the most sensitive period restoration to something totally contemporary such as stair risers with fibre optics or recessed LED lights. We can give you lots of ideas to work with from the traditional to the most unconventional and bespoke.

 

mahogany hand rail

 

mahogany hand rail

 

mahogany hand rail

 

mahogany hand rail

 

mahogany hand rail


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