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How to Refinish a Staircase for Under $50


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Jan 19, 2024
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How to Refinish a Staircase for Under $50

Our staircase was sporting some pretty terrific carpeting and that special ’90s golden oak shine. As the first thing you see when you walk through our front door, it was a mega eyesore. Frugal Hound was the only one in favor as she liked digging her claws into the carpeting. Needless to say, she was overruled.​

Here’s how we got from before to after for less than $50 in:
The Frugal Grand Staircase Refinishing Adventure!

Total Cost: $44.50

  • Nail puller
  • Nail punch
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Polyurethane
  • Damp rags
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint
  • Painter’s tape

How To:
Step 1: Remove the existing carpet runner.

  • In our case (see what I did there?), this was vastly easier said than done. The previous owner installed said runner with approximately 1.5 million staples.

Continue reading How to Refinish a Staircase for Under $50 at Frugalwoods.
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