Stain the steps and highlight the grains

The pickling of stairs can have two functions. In most cases, it serves the optical processing of the wood, which can be bleached or darkened. In addition, stain can be used when removing old paint and varnish residues, for example, to clean cracks and cracks in the wood.

Properties and application goals

If you want to stain a staircase, it usually has an optical effect as its goal or uses the stripping as a cleaning aid. Unlike lacquers and paints, stain does not form a layer on the surface of the wood, but evenly penetrates the wood. This chemical stain reacts to the tannins contained in the wood and ensures changes in hue and contrast of the grains and textures.

Pickling develops some more properties:

  • Prevents mold growth
  • Prevents pest infestation
  • Increases the light resistance

The pickling of stairs is always accompanied by other processing steps. Thus, before pickling, the sanding of the stairs ensures a smooth, clean surface and, if necessary, a renewed sanding can be carried out after pickling.

After pickling, a glaze or varnish must always be applied as a surface protection. When working up the stairs a colorless protective coating is used to

To stain stairs

  • Beiztester
  • Paint Stripper
  • cover
  • abrasive
  • Lacquer or glaze
  • cleaning tool
  • Spatula and / or drawing iron
  • heat gun
  • sponge
  • Cloths or rags
  • Metal-free brush
  • working gloves
  • grinding machine
  • protective clothing
  • Respiratory and eye protection

1. Clean

Remove coverings, covering and paint residues with a spatula or drawing iron. Scrape off the residues heated with the hot air blower flat.

2. Sanding

Grind the stairs with 150 and then 300 grit. Thoroughly remove the sanding dust with damp cloths and / or a vacuum cleaner.

3. watering

Spread lukewarm water evenly on the steps with a sponge and allow the surfaces to dry.

4. Try it out

If you are not sure whether the pickle you pick will be the color you want, buy several small packages (10 to 15 grams or up to 20 milliliters) and try a hidden spot.

5. Apply

Spread the richly dotted brush in a line from step edge to step edge first in the grain direction. Always put on the edge to avoid traces of approach.

Tips & Tricks

Ensure good ventilation when pickling and drying the steps, as stains and their vapors are extremely harmful to health.

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