Step 3: Rough Up the Surface

rough up the surface
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Rough up the surface of the painted stringer with a medium-grit sanding sponge so that the brackets will better adhere to it.
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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