Overview

photo of stairs before
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Inset photo: Ted Morrison
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Budget: $150 to $250

Key players: Decorative wood stair brackets

DIY savings: Up to $600 to hire a finish carpenter
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    Tools List

    • Sanding Sponge
      Medium-grit sanding sponge
    • painter's tool
      Painter's 5-in-1 tool
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • caulk gun
      Caulk gun
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      Pneumatic nail gun
    • 3-inch wide paint brush
      Paintbrush

    Shopping List

    1. Decorative stair wood brackets

    2. -inch pneumatic brad nails3. Adhesive caulk

    4. Primer and paint