Hi Chloe, each side technically unfinished. The oak side is a veneer that should not need any sanding. Wiping with a slightly damp cloth, or tack cloth, before applying stain is all that is recommended. The primed side is exactly that: a high quality primed finish, suitable for painting. That said, many customers have left the primed side as-is. The finish is that good. If you have additional questions, we'll respond as quickly as we can. Thank you.
Hi Momo, thanks for the question. If you have 24 treads, and you want to replace them, then purchasing 24 treads is what you'll need to do. They come in lengths of 48 inches, so you may have to cut them down to fit your particular staircase. In some areas, we do offer a 36 inch wide tread, so you may find them in your local store. The three square areas on your staircase are called landings. In some cases, landings are covered with flooring material such as carpet, or hardwood flooring. These are found in the flooring department, and there are a wide variety of materials available. Finally, stair projects can be challenging, even for the heartiest of DIY'ers. We recommend consulting with a professional contractor so they can evaluate the scope of the project. If you have additional questions, we'll reply as quickly as we can. Thank you!
Hi Rob, if I understand your question correctly, you're asking what to use for flooring/surface material on the landing. Is that right? Typically, this is done with standard 3/4 in. hardwood flooring, carpet, or similar flooring material. If you're using all red oak, then using red oak flooring would be the best alternative. I hope that answers your question, but if not, post additional questions here, and we’ll reply as quickly as we can. Or, you may call our Customer Service Line at 678-455-5188 (M-F, 8-4 ET) where we can assist you with most any question you have. Thank you!
Hi George, there is a link to installation instructions on the product page of these risers (In the 'Product Overview' section) that should detail how best to install risers on your staircase. After reading, if you have additional questions, we’ll reply as quickly as we can. Or, you may call our Customer Service Line at 678-455-5188 (M-F, 8-4 ET) where we can assist you with most any question you have. Thank you!
Hi Mel, it's best for the folks in Paint to assist you with that question. Professional finishers use both acrylic and oil-based paints, so it's up to you which you prefer. Since it's a riser you'd be using, oil-based may wear better, and be easier to clean.
Hi Barbara, adding a riser over an existing riser actually lengths the "run" of your tread by 3/4 in. It doesn't sound like much, but that may be enough to exceed most building codes. We sell a product called the "Reversa Riser" (SKU# 1002219309), that is paintable on one side, and stainable red oak on the other side. It's only 5/16 in. thick, so it may be perfect for your application. If you have additional questions, we'll be happy to assist. Or, you may call our Customer Service Line at 678-455-5188 (M-F, 8-4 ET) where we can assist you with most any question you have. Thank you!
Yes, you need to make cuts on the back about every 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch (not going all the way through the material) The piece of wood becomes almost like a piece of chain
No, riser should be 3/4
Yes, white primer. I would use 1 riser for each stair so you do not have any seems
Veneer, maybe 1/16 I would not sand it, but it will hold up to use