Pre Painted - Stair Finishing
The board pre-painted, means that the item you're purchasing has already been painted. A good example of this would be the stair balusters below. The white arrow is pointing to a baluster that was pre painted before it was installed.
You can purchase some items that have already been pre-painted or you can paint them yourself. It all depends upon which type of project you're going to be working on. Whether you will need to pre-paint your materials, before installing them or purchasing an item that has already been finished.
Benefits Of Pre-Painting Stair Parts
Let's take a look at the picture above. We have a wood stained
newel post and tread ends, but we have painted balusters. Whenever you
run into a situation like this, where you're using two different colors,
next to each other, it's usually going to be easier to finish the
products before assembling them.
I'm not saying that it's impossible, but it would take some time to paint and stain these parts, after you assembled them, but it sure would be a lot easier to do it before.
Disadvantages Of Using Pre-painted Stair Parts
You would need to plan out the assembly of the handrail, carefully. Any
damage to the stair parts, while you're assembling them, will need to be
repaired and repainted.
Sometimes a handrail system like this will need to be put together first and then dismantled, just to make sure that all of the stair parts fit correctly. After it has been dismantled, everything can be stained and painted.
There is a little extra work involved either way, whether you paint and stain the stair handrailing before or after you put it together. Make sure that you take these things into consideration, before planning and designing your stairway or handrail system.
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