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mozar

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Patch stairs?
« on: January 21, 2019, 12:14:07 PM »
Hello,
I recently pulled the carpet off my stairs and there are a lot of issues with them. Is there something I can do about the gaps without replacing the entire skirt board? Several of the gaps are quite large.

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Re: Patch stairs?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 10:18:34 AM »
I put oak quarter round across the treads, but not the sides, in my house.

Edit: I would probably just caulk and paint the gaps near the wall.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 10:26:45 AM by NoVa »

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Re: Patch stairs?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 11:10:20 AM »
If the gaps are too big for caulking (a bit hard for me to tell) I have seen old-time carpenters use Bondo to fill gaps and replace rotting wood when they didn't want to replace the piece.

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Re: Patch stairs?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 03:57:36 PM »
Giant tub of Drydex maybe?  Should be able to smooth it as needed.
https://www.dap.com/dap-products-ph/drydex-spackling/

Although I think caulk would be a safer choice as it can flex a bit which stairs tend to do as seasons change.

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Re: Patch stairs?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 10:45:13 AM »
I realize now that I didn't explain my issue well enough. I had  holes in the wall next to the stairs. I decided to use spray foam and then I'm going to spackle over that.