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Re: Lightening stairs
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Lightening stairs *PIC* ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
There are a lot of problems here.

1. The treads are not oak of any kind. I can't tell, maybe fir. Could be birch but unlikely.

2. The new floor is going to darken and yellow because that is what finish and wood does with age. Do they want to match today or 5 years from now?

3. The color of the treads is probably some combination of wood color and finish darkening color.

4. Bleach is unpredictable.

Bottom line, it is not possible to advise what to do to get a closer match. Paint the treads would be my advice. If fir there is no way to make fir look like white oak.

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