Hello I am back,after few weeks of working day and nights.My staircase makeover is complete.Due to high volume and multiple jobs going on this job was done during the nights..to see some steps leading up to the finish product please read themhere is one of the before pics..
Here are the after pics.
The wood rails and post
All were sanded,then wood conditioning,then a ebony stain, then sanding sealer, then followed by two coats of satin sikkens poly..
The stairs treads
The treads were completely sanded Because previous builder left tape residue and they were severely scratched
I then used an all in one stain and poly Bombay Mahogany
In order to get a even finish i applied a heavy coat then laid it off with a purdy .brush.
The white spindles received a coat of satin white to match trim in rest of house.
I really enjoy doing these projects,lots of time went into this staircase and the back wall .I always use the correct steps anytime I am doing any kind of wood work (new or refinish wood)..
Wood work steps
1-condition wood before stain (helps with blotches
2-stain wood and wipe off excess
3-apply sanding sealer,so you can sand after stain and to help poly flow more even
4-apply your choice of poly
5sand in between poly coats..