Step 3: Clear-Coat the Balusters

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Sand the balusters, then wipe them down with a tack cloth to remove dust. Seal the surface with a coat of polyurethane.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • bar clamps
      Bar clamps
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with -inch Forstner bit and 3/16-inch drill bit
    • tack cloth
      Tack cloth
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush
    • cleaning rag
      Rag

    Shopping List

    Three balusters

    Three 4x4 flat-topped post caps

    Three 6x6 flat-topped post caps

    150-grit sandpaper

    Polyurethane

    Stain

    Three 3-inch wood screws

    Three 1-inch taper candles