We love stairs! Something about the beauty of a nicely stained and painted staircase… or the satisfaction of ripping the carpet off the stairs!

$60 Carpet to Hardwood Stair Remodel

 Step 1: Preparation

-  Liquid nails -  caulk -  wood conditioner (always use this before staining wood!) -  stain (we used Minwax Dark Walnut) - Polyurethane

I don’t really have a magic answer for you on how to remove it.  I just pulled and it came up.  Hopefully, you would be that lucky too!  Wear some goggles though!

Step 2: Removing the Carpet

Step 3: Building a Stair Skirt

We used 1/4″ plywood to create a skirting that could then be painted white.  We had ours ripped down at the store to 15″ W.

Step 4: Remove Old Treads

Using a pry-bar, pull up those crazy pressed board treads and get ready to add on your new beauties!  I had to have a little help in this department from the hubs.

Step 5: Dry Fit the New Treads

Once you have all of your new tread pieces cut, you’ll want to dry fit them before attaching just to make sure that they all fit.

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