Strip and Sand Stairs

How to Strip and Sand Stairs

Stripping and sanding stairs is probably the most tedious part of floor restoration, and it is best done by experienced professionals. When well-done, your stairs can become an exquisite, integral part of your property’s interior design.

The paint on your wood stairs may have become chipped and the wood may be discoloured. GJP Floor Sanding in Brighton recommends stripping the wood to repair it or to effect a complete remodeling for a different look.

The stripping and sanding process is done almost entirely by hand and requires a lot of strength, endurance, and attention to detail.

The process is best done by professionals who love what they do and will happily go through every inch of your stairs, cutting no corners, to make your wood stairs beautiful again.

Our stripping and sanding process is so thorough you may not have to stain it unless you require a different colour to the existing one. Some of our clients find sealing to be enough after the stripping and sanding process.

A tasking job best done by the best professionals

Your stairs will require several rounds of stripping and sanding. Care must be taken to avoid scratching and chipping the wood during this process. Stairs are generally a high traffic area; the process must leave the wood stronger, and not weaker.

Stripping your stairs can be a messy job. Unless done by outstanding professionals, it can be an intrusive process that leaves you thinking you could have done without it.

GJP Floor Sanding professionals in Brighton have 30+ years of experience – and a few tricks up their sleeves – to complete the stair sanding and finishing process in a quick and unobtrusive way.

Stripping Your Stairs

  1. Before we set about stripping your stairs, we ensure that every slab of wood on your stairs is in good condition. We effect a repair or replacement if required.
  2. We apply top-quality varnish removers. This makes the surface paint and old finish come off quite easily.
  3. We then use our scrapers to remove every bit of old paint and chipped wood that has undermined the beauty of your wood stairs.
  4. Afterwards, we use the right chemicals to clean the wood and remove residual strippers and old finish.

Sanding Your Stairs    

We use our hand sander to sand every inch of your wood stairs. We perform this process as many times as required to achieve the smooth, clear effect that our high standards demand. Afterwards, we clean off residues left by the sanding process to prepare your stairs for the next stage of restoration.

Our sanding process is so thorough and effective you can decide to only apply a varnish to give it a shine. If you require a different colour for your stairs, then it’s ready for application of the new stain.

Combining expertise and top-quality products

We understand that the stairs are a high traffic area. If the stripping and sanding process is not done right, you may require more work done on your stairs real soon. Worst case, you may require a complete refitting of your wood stairs.

When stripping and sanding your stairs, we pay special attention to the nature of the wood. Using the wrong varnish remover or the wrong degree of sanding can weaken or even damage the wood.

Also, during this process – and indeed, all through the floor restoration process – we only use chemicals that are friendly to humans and to the environment.

Whatever the nature and state of the wood, and whatever your requirements may be, we have the expertise and professional touch to deliver a superb wood stair restoration service to you in Brighton.

Excellent from start to finish. Job finished as quoted plus a few small potential extras as agreed before work started (with no amends needed to final invoice), work completed faster than quoted, friendly and professional all the way, excellent communication during the work. Very happy with the final result.
Graham Luckhurst
Graham Luckhurst
19:32 25 Jun 18
Have use this company a number of times now for a few of my venues. They have just finished a wonderful job one 3 of them. I will continue to use them in future with no hesitation. Great guys to have along with great rates. I will be continuing to use them in future.
Jamie Hardy
Jamie Hardy
09:20 05 Jan 18
Fantastic quote and fantastic work carried out by GJP. My shop floor has never looked so good. They were quicker than i thought as well. I highly recommend them! Thanks again guys!
Carl Watts
Carl Watts
11:53 18 Dec 17
Such a brilliant job done on my mum's floor. We were hunting high and low for a great price and we found it. The whole bottom of the house looks like New.
Lake Causer
Lake Causer
18:09 03 Jan 18
We choose GJP Flooring after looking at Reviews and after how professional and attentive GJP were when they came to look at our job. GJP were true professionals, our job was completed quickly, my boards where a mess, GJP sorted out the full, with no mess, we now have beautiful polished natural floor boards that don’t squeak, they even went beyond expectations and polished other wood.
Abbul Naveed
Abbul Naveed
08:52 14 Aug 18
Great attentive service. Lovely finish to our floor. Very pleased, with our wooden floors. Great service and deserves a recommendation.
Dax MacPherson
Dax MacPherson
08:58 14 Aug 18
We had all the carpets taken up in the Victorian house we recently moved into. The old wooden floors and stairs were in dire need of a sanding.We have had compliments from everyone who has visited the home, including other tradesmen. We are delighted with the work and would happily recommend GJP Flooring to anyone.
Paul Davies
Paul Davies
08:02 17 Aug 18

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