Want to take up another DIY at home, restoring steps to attic. I want to clean them up and make them shine. I see tons of products in Lowes and home depot on Floor restore/shine. Anything you guys recommend ? Right now the steps have paint droplets and dust(tried to clean the dust with vaccum cleaner but doesnt go). Thanks in Advance.
Keep it Easy
If you're not looking for a specific finish, and just want something shiny and better than what's there now, and given it's the attic stairs and not your Grand Entrance: I recommend you start with an easy approach.
- Sand the stairs down with an orbital sander. Go for 80/20 approach, stop sanding when it looks pretty good. That will take about a day. Don't spend another week making it 99%.
- Apply two coats of tinted water-based polyurethane. That's another day but mostly just waiting.
Very little effort, very little money, and it'll look pretty nice. Then you can spend a year perusing woodworking sites, watching youtube videos and historical renovation sites to see if there's something you like better.