Stain Banister

How to Stain A Banister

Stain Banister

Stain Banister in 3 Steps.

First Step: Remove the existing finish on a banister by stripping it off.

Start sanding with a medium-grit sandpaper to remove light nicks and dents, and the existing finish. If the banister is round, wrap a piece of sandpaper around the banister so that it covers as much of the banister’s surface as possible. Sand the finish until the wood is bare. Sand the entire surface again with a medium/fine-grit sandpaper and then lightly once more with a fine-grit sandpaper.

Second Step: Stain it.

Before you stain, consider applying sanding sealer. Applying sanding sealer is similar to priming the wood for paint. When applying sanding sealer, first use a small-sized paintbrush to brush the surface, then wipe clean with a cloth. There are a couple of different types of stains to use. Oil-based stains penetrate into the wood without raising the grain but carry a strong odor. Water-based stains are more environmentally friendly and offer easy cleanup using soap and water. Water-based stains also come in convenient gel formulas that are easy to apply with less mess. Check that the shade of stain you’re using matches the other woodwork in your house, especially the woodwork in the same room as the banister. Apply a thin, even coat of stain with a cloth, sponge or medium-sized paintbrush and allow it to penetrate into the wood. Brush in the direction of the wood grain and cover the entire banister until it is wet with stain. Let it dry for a couple of minutes and then wipe off excess stain with a clean cloth.

Third Step: Seal it.

Apply polyurethane sealant to seal the new stain finish. Apply it using a cloth or with a small- to medium-sized paintbrush in smooth, even strokes along the direction of the grain. Hold the brush vertically while applying. Overlap brushstrokes when moving on to the next area. Start at a corner and work it in gradually in a consistent pattern so you don’t have bare spots. Let it dry completely (this usually takes a couple of hours). You may want to add a couple of coats. In between coats (once the last has dried), lightly sand the surface with a fine-grit sandpaper. Use a cloth to wipe the piece down or use a brush to remove any residue and debris from sanding. Apply the next coat and let it dry.

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We will give up to a 10 year warranty on our paint jobs – other painters give just 4. This is what we call the Gikas difference!
We know the quality of our work and stand by it year after year. It’s easy to do because we use premium Benjamin Moore or Sherwin William paints, not the commercial grades that these manufacturers also offer (and other painters use). We do not water down our paint with thinners to keep costs down. We
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Our trained estimators have years of experience and are able to provide you with an accurate price, estimation of materials and time required to complete the job up front. Our mission is to ensure your project is done right and to your satisfaction. Our work philosophy known by our costumers as GIKAS the WIZARD is creatively carried from project to project enhancing your home with texture, colors and details in order to comprehensively restore its charming properties. When we arrive for your estimate, we will go over the entire house exterior, once complete, we will sit down with you and discuss any necessary preparation, and repairs that may be needed and finally help you pick and finalize your paint colors.

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Previously, people did not give importance to the beauty of a staircase. Now, it’s a base element not only for safety but also to contributes to the elegance of the interior of a home. The wooden railing is a versatile choice that allows owners and contractors many options to enhance a staircase. 

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