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Deb Tarr Sinasac on Sep 14, 2017
I"m having the same problem. It"s not as if you can get behind the stairs to hammer in the staples that have pulled loose. Yes, mine are just stapled. Guess the contractor never intended for the stairs to be exposed and finished. I am putting a strip of cove molding that is stained and varathaned to match the step but there is that one step where the riser is pushed back and I can"t figure out how to pull the riser back towards the step to reduce the gap. Or do I just try to cut the staple....it"s a dilemma.
I have a similar issue where the bottom of the riser on the top step has been locked in and become detached from the step. It appears to be old damage, but until now was covered up with carpet.
I’m having the floors refinished, and the steps will be stained but the risers painted. Here’s what I’m going to try:
1) drill a small hole in the riser near the bottom. Screw in a metal loop. Now I can pull on the riser with a thin cable (?).
2) apply some glue, pull the riser into place and clamp overnight
3) drive a small finishing nail into the step at an angle to reinforce the glue. Still using the loop and clamp to hold riser in place
4) remove loop, fill hole and paint riser
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