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Step 1: Remove the Trim Strip; Step 2: Remove the Damaged Stair Treads; Step 3: Salvage Parts of the Stair Treads; Step 4: Attach Two Tread Sections; Step 5: Make a New Tread if Necessary; Step 6: Create a Bull Nose Edge. Jan 31, Slip the recip blade into the gap beneath the tread, and saw through all the fasteners that you can reach.
With the front fasteners out of the way, you can slip a slimmer pry bar (shown) beneath the tread as far to the back as it will reach, then pry the tread upward off the framing. On the tread shown in the photo, you can see how the screws Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Apr 30, Using the pry bar pry upward between the stair tread and the riser in front of the stair tread.
Work the entire front of the stair tread from the edge of one stringer across to the other, lifting in a maximum of 1/8 inch increments as you go along the front of the stair bushdig.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Jul 29, You could add trim to the treads and risers, but it will look like an afterthought. Blow the dust out of the gaps. Then use masking tape about 1/8" off the wall on each stair tread and riser. This will provide straight clean lines for the caulk so it doesn't look like a mess. Remove the tape immediately after applying the bushdig.barted Reading Time: 8 mins. Jul 15, Start with the top tread. Once it is removed you can get to the screws that go into the riser from behind.
Sometimes the bond between the end grain of the triangles, and the face grain of the treads, isn't very strong. Chainsaws for pruning trees an old chisel carefully between them may pop them loose. May 20, CAPATREAD gives you a simple way to remodel without removing the existing treads.
It's easy to install and it instantly gives your stairway an updated look.