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How to Prep for a Staircase Update

Updating a staircase into an eye-catching statement starts with demolition and prep easily within the grasp of DIYers with moderate skills.

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Materials

  • handrail
  • stair treads
  • balusters
  • wood flooring
  • screws
  • stain
  • paint
  • polyurethane
  • finish nails
  • risers
  • skirt boards
  • newel posts
  • landing tread
  • speed square
  • wood glue

Tools

  • utility knife
  • jigsaw
  • circular saw
  • miter saw
  • drill
  • drill bits
  • tape measure
  • level
  • framing square
  • flat pry bar
  • brad nailer
  • nail gun
  • sandpaper

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