Poly and primer
Who wants to see some gorgeous wood on our refinished stairs?
You can see at the very top of the last photo that after the last coat of poly was dry, Kelly started covering the stairs over with paper, so that when we paint the risers, we won’t have to deal with cleaning up drips of paint. It started to hurt his back and knees, so he only got about halfway up the stairs.
But that was enough for me to start priming the risers and the trim.
This whole process of finishing the stairs is going to take a while, as it includes spackling, sanding, caulking, priming, painting, cutting quarter-round and installing it, painting some more…
But you can already tell the difference it is going to make: