Stain penetrates wood. If a stain didn’t react with the wood the way we expected it to, and it penetrated too deeply, we risked burning the wood in the sanding process.
One wrong step and every stair tread would have to be replaced at a significant cost.
Because we knew the obstacles we might encounter at each stage of the process, we felt fairly comfortable that we could manage the risk. We’re also very knowledgeable about the chemical composition of various stains and clear coats and how they work together, which gave us a higher level of assurance that we could make this homeowner’s vision a reality.
Everyone was wowed!
Although it was costly, the homeowner and the builder knew that it was the only way to achieve the look they wanted, and they were more than happy to pay us when we were done.
Doesn’t get much cooler than that!