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  1. Lex Lucas

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    feels good.

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    In the midst of doing some basement renos.
    Pulled carpet off the stairs with the expectation of bare wood underneath which would be painted with something that would provide added grip. After pulling the carpet, there was a thin foam/padding that was glued all over the stairs. They are in rough shape and don't want to deal with refinishing them now as its more time than I want to invest in it.
    What are my other cost effect options other than carpeting again? Are there vinyl/composite sleeves or covers that can be installed over the tread? What does RC recommend?
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  2. 17

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    teenage dirtbag

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    Happy Harry’s has pre cut risers and treads sometimes. It may be worth prying yours up and laying them down. That was my back up plan had I pulled the carpet off mine and they ended up looking... like that :o
     
  3. Arod

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    What he said, Your options are to re carpet or buy new treads and risers.
     
  4. Wayne

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    Thirded
     
  5. HairyAss

    Cheese on Toast

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    I think anyone who has gone through this has run into the same thing. The one time I decided to do the same thing, we ended up re-carpeting.
     
  6. David Puddy

    yeah, that's right

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    goo gone and a scraper would be your only option to salvage whats there.
    sponge goo gone on all the glued down foam portions, then use a series of different size paint scrapers. The Richard scraper with the carbide bit is my favourite, it would make short work of that actually.
     
  7. 17

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    Goo gone would be a greasy mess


    Hit that son of a bitch with a belt sander and make Tim the tool man grunting sounds the whole time
     
  8. Cheddar

    Red is the New Green

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    Just get a piece of 24 Guage polished aluminum. Lay it flat on stairs. Fasten down every three steps both side. BAAM fun slide.
     
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  9. Smokey

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    As a licensed general contractor, I have to agree that CheddarCheddar has the right idea here
     
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