StairSuppliesTM offers premium finish options for our wood stair parts. When you select a finish option for your products, we’ll select the best topcoat for your products. Take a look at our finishing guide below to see why we select specific top coats for individual products.

Conversion Varnish:

All tread materials and other products that you step on are finished with a Conversion Varnish. Used in the hardwood flooring industry, Conversion Varnish is strong and prepared to handle heavy use. Because it is sprayed onto products, Conversion Varnish is only sold in specialty stores. With Conversion Varnish, you’ll receive high-quality treads that will endure over time.

Pre-catalyzed Lacquer:

Handrails, newels, and wood balusters are frequently touched items that require a Pre-catalyzed Lacquer finish. This finish is often used on kitchen cabinets as it’s designed to hold up against the natural oils on skin. That means that you don’t have to worry about what your hands are doing to your railing as you clutch your railing when you travel up and down your stairs. Instead, you can be confident that your stain will look beautiful for years to come.

White Vinyl Paint:

White Painted items are coated with a white vinyl paint. Any item can be ordered with a paint by selecting the finish type “Paint Grade” and the finish “White Paint”. These parts come ready for a quick light sanding, and can be painted the specific color of your choice.

If you have additional questions about our products or finishes, please feel free to contact us. You can view all our standard finish options by checking out our wood selection section.