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Stairs and Handrails Refinishing

Climb with Confidence: Premier Stairs and Handrails Installation

Renew, Revive, Reimagine: Stairs and Handrails Refinishing

Refinishing stairs and handrails is a fantastic way to breathe new life into your home or building. Constantin views refinishing stairs and handrails as an art form, allowing for a start to a home or building’s heart. Each project is approached with deep appreciation for the craftsmanship required to transform worn surfaces into beautiful and functional showcases.

Constantin’s team combines traditional and modern refinishing techniques to achieve exceptional results, valuing both tradition and innovation.

Their process begins with a keen eye for detail, careful assessing the condition of the stairs and handrails before embarking on the refinishing journey. Furthermore, whether it’s repairing minor imperfections or customizing finishes to match the client’s aesthetic vision, Constantin’s craftsmen pour their expertise and passion into every step of the process.

For Constantin, refinishing isn’t simply about restoring surfaces—it’s about elevating spaces, enriching experiences, and leaving a legacy of craftsmanship that stands the test of time.

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Step by Step Process of Stairs and Handrails Refinishing

1.Assessment and Preparation:

Begin by thoroughly assessing the condition of the stairs and handrails. Subsequently, identify any damage, wear, or existing finishes that need to be addressed. Remove any carpeting, paint, or old finishes from the surfaces.

2.Surface Cleaning:

 Now, clean the surfaces of the stairs and handrails to remove dirt, dust, and any residues. Use a mild detergent or cleaning solution and a scrub brush or sponge to ensure the surfaces are free of debris.


Sand down the surfaces of the stairs and handrails to remove any remaining finishes, smooth out imperfections, and prepare the wood for refinishing. Start with a coarse-grit sandpaper to remove old finishes and gradually work your way up to finer grits for a smooth finish.

4.Repair Work:

Address any structural issues or damage to the stairs and handrails. This may include filling in cracks or holes with wood filler, repairing loose or damaged handrail components, or replacing any broken parts as needed.

5.Stain or Paint Application:

Once the surfaces are cleaned, sanded, and repaired, apply the chosen finish. If staining the wood, apply the stain evenly with a brush or rag, following the grain of the wood. For painting, use a high-quality paint and apply thin, even coats to achieve the desired coverage and finish.

6. Sealing and Protection:

After the stain or paint has dried completely, apply a protective sealant to the surfaces of the stairs and handrails. This will help to seal in the finish, protect the wood from moisture and wear, and ensure the longevity of the refinishing work.


Once the sealant has dried, reassemble any components that were removed during the refinishing process. This may include reinstalling balusters, handrails, or any other hardware.

8.Final Touches:

Inspect the stairs and handrails for any touch-ups or final adjustments that may be needed. Clean the surfaces one final time to remove any dust or debris and ensure a polished finish.

9.Finishing Details:

Consider adding decorative elements or accessories to enhance the appearance of the stairs and handrails. For instance, this could include adding decorative finials, installing stair runners, or incorporating lighting fixtures for added ambiance.

10.Final Inspection: 

Once the refinishing process is complete, conduct a final inspection to ensure that everything is in place and that the stairs and handrails meet your expectations in terms of appearance, functionality, and safety.

By following these steps carefully and attentively, you can achieve beautifully refinished stairs and handrails that enhance the overall aesthetic and functionality of your space.

Stairs and Handrails Compelling Reasons for Consideration

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Aesthetic Enhancement:

Over time, stairs and handrails can become worn, dull, or outdated. Refinishing allows you to breathe new life into these elements, enhancing the overall appearance of your home or building. Furthermore, whether you choose to stain wood to highlight its natural beauty or paint handrails to match your decor, refinishing can transform them into stylish focal points.

Cost-Effective Solution: 

Refinishing stairs and handrails is often more cost-effective than replacing them entirely. By refinishing, you can achieve the look you desire without the expense of purchasing new materials or hiring contractors for extensive installation work. Consequently, this makes it an attractive option for homeowners and property managers looking to refresh their space on a budget.

Preservation of Quality Materials: 

If your stairs and handrails are made of high-quality materials, such as hardwood or wrought iron, refinishing allows you to preserve their integrity and extend their lifespan. Instead of discarding them and investing in new materials, refinishing allows you to maintain the character and durability of these valuable assets.

Customization Possibilities:

Refinishing offers endless customization possibilities. Whether you want to change the color, finish, or style of your stairs and handrails, refinishing allows you to tailor them to your personal preferences and design aesthetic. Moreover, this flexibility ensures that your finished project reflects your unique style and vision.

Improved Safety and Functionality:

In addition, enhancing aesthetics, refinishing can also improve the safety and functionality of your stairs and handrails. Repairing any damage or wear during the refinishing process ensures that they remain sturdy and reliable for years to come. Additionally, refinishing allows you to address any safety concerns, such as loose handrails or splintered wood, making your stairs safer for occupants to use.

Overall, considering stairs and handrails refinishing provides an opportunity to refresh and upgrade your space. Additionally, it helps in preserving quality materials and improving safety. Whether you’re looking to update the look of your home or restore an old building, refinishing offers a practical and cost-effective solution with numerous benefits.

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Constantin and his crew did a wonderful job with my floors. My floor had to be leveled due to tile removal.. You would never know the amount of work they had to do to complete that task. Great job, and I highly recommend them if you’re in need of a new floor.

Sharon Dimatteis

Constantine did an outstanding job installing my floor. He and his guys worked fast and efficiently, completing the installation in one day.   He was quick to reply to all of my questions, before the floor was installed.

I highly recommend Constantine.

Salforcongress Caiozzo

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Constantin was very responsive and above all on time. His professionalism is certainly well above average, I would recommend him at a drop of a hat.