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Stair Remodeling Morton Grove IL

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Tecta America
866-832-8259
5215 Old Orchard Rd.
Skokie, IL
 
Onscape, Inc.
847-759-0010
4336 Regency Drive
Glenview, IL
 
Shades of Color Eco Painting for Chicago
7735279509
4257 Lockwood
Chicago, IL

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Greenmaker Supply Company
7733847500
2500 N. Pulaski
Chicago, IL

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Ecopia Painting, Llc
7734861305
2440 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL

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Intrinsic Landscaping, Inc.
847-391-9266
4307 Regency Drive
Glenview, IL
 
New Leaf Interiors
8477329787
8305 Keystone Ave.
Skokie, IL

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fine woodworks inc.
7733346050
5915 north ravenswood
chicago, IL

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Colori Eco Paint Boutique
7732524924
2243 W. North Ave. #101
Chicago, IL

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Milieu Design
847-465-1160
48 E. Hintz Rd.
Wheeling, IL
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You Can Renovate Your Stairs

Written by Matthew C. Keegan  //  2012/01/24  //  Home Improvement  //  No comments

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Live in any home long enough and you’ll be undertaking repairs, perhaps a major renovation. One area of the home that is easy to overlook is its stairs, particularly those that lead from the first floor to the second floor.

If your home’s stairs are in terrible shape, only an entirely new staircase may help. That project is expensive, one where you’ll probably have to call in a team of professionals to handle it.

You can renovate your stairs on your own, a project that may be as simple as bringing out a hammer, some nails and a sheet of sand paper to start. Follow these steps to make your staircase a showcase:

1. Inspect each step. Bring along your hammer and walk up each step, hammering in any nail that isn’t flush with the stairs. Replace broken or bent nails with nails of the same size as needed.

2. Fix cracks. You may be able to save the stair’s tread by using a filler to fix cracks. Ask the Builder’s Tim Carter recommends that homeowners first insert “expanding urethane glue or a heavy-bodied epoxy” in the crack and top it with wood filler. Use stain or epoxy to make the crack disappear. You’ll need to sand the tread first and then follow the other steps.

3. Tighten treads and risers. Stairs are made up of three main parts: stringers, which hold the stairs in place; treads that you walk on and risers that are perpendicular to the treads and support each tread. Tom Silva of This Old House magazine, notes that glue and or nails often holds these pieces together. Plan to scrape off the old glue before applying a new coat of glue. If you have access to underneath the stairs, you can tighten the stairs that way too.

4. Baluster and railing — The wood spindles holding up the railing are called balusters. These may need tightening, especially if screws are already ...

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