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Q: One visitor asked, "We have a townhouse with plywood construction. We were thinking of sanding both the flat and riser of the stair and possibly staining the flat, and painting the riser. This, however, would leave scuff marks on the riser from shoes, etc. A friend of ours has also suggested that as the plywood is not a solid wood in nature, that each stair might develop uneven wear spots in the main traffic area."

A: Rather than staining plywood, why not do something funky like paint them and then add a stencil? That way they will look much different that just plywood.


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