Balance steps in the middle

The typical wear of old stairs occurs on the walkways in the middle of the stairs. The tread edges are "bladed" and usually lower around ground in the middle. In addition to the visual impairment suffers the slip resistance, which can lead to an imminent un usability.

Stone and concrete board, sand or dress wood

To compensate for stairs, the job of repair putty is required for stone or concrete stairs. In the case of wooden stairs, sanding can be done by sanding, and if the abrasion is too great, it must be thought about dressing or doubling up.

Who wants to renovate worn stairs, can be created with a simple shuttering of the risers the structural condition for filling the steps. The sheathing boards should end at least a few centimeters above the underlying tread surface, so that a balancing of all steps is possible.

How to balance stairs

  • Reparaturspachtel
  • sheathing boards
  • water
  • Bricklayer or trowel
  • Painters Quast
  • spirit level

1. Clean

Clean the stairs of loose dirt and remove dust.

2. Measuring

Place a wooden slat or a formwork board on the outside of the stairs. Cut the formwork board so that it can be pinched at the sides, or place it on two wooden posts on the right and left edges.

3. Align

Adjust each formwork board with the spirit level in exactly horizontal position.

4. Mix the repair spatula

Stir the repair spatula according to the manufacturer's instructions. Choose the most liquid possible consistency, which is specified in the tolerances of the mixing ratio.

5. Moisten the steps

Coat the treads with the wet painter's puff so that even moistening of the surface is achieved.

6. Balancing

Distribute the repair filler evenly on each step from back to front. Brush off spreading or overflowing putty in transverse direction.

7. Smooth

After evenly distributing, reuse the wet painter's puff and smooth the surface. Be careful not to apply too much pressure.

Tips & Tricks

The leveling of wooden or stone steps can be done by sanding up to a height difference of up to five millimeters. For larger differences, you must plan a lining or coating with a lining.

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