Merbau timber stair treads with non slip Loba 2 pack satin finish

  • June 27, 2024
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Transforming Merbau Timber Stair Treads with Non-Slip Loba 2-Pack Satin Finish: How to go about it, by Brisbanes Finest Floors

When it comes to enhancing the beauty and safety of timber staircases, Brisbanes Finest Floors demonstrates exceptional craftsmanship. This recent project involved sanding and coating Merbau timber stair treads with a non-slip Loba 2-pack satin finish, ensuring both aesthetic appeal and functional safety. Here, we detail the meticulous process undertaken by Brisbanes Finest Floors and their collaboration with a painter for a flawless finish.

Project Overview

Timber Type: Merbau
Location: Brisbane
Finish: Non-slip Loba 2-pack satin finish
Areas Treated: Stair treads, landing, risers, and stringers

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Initial Preparation
  • Inspection and Planning: The project began with a thorough inspection of the Merbau timber stairs to identify any pre-existing issues and plan the sanding and coating process.
  • Clearing the Area: The stairs were cleared of any obstacles and thoroughly cleaned to remove dust and debris.
  1. Painter’s Preparation
  • Risers and Stringers: The painter prepped the vertical surfaces, including the risers and stringers, ensuring they were smooth and ready for coating.
  • First Coat of White: A base coat of white paint was applied to the risers and stringers, providing a clean, uniform base.
  1. Sanding the Stair Treads and Landing
  • Sanding: Brisbanes Finest Floors used professional-grade sanding equipment to sand the stair treads and landing. This step involved:
    • Coarse Grit Sanding: To remove old finishes and smooth out any imperfections.
    • Fine Grit Sanding: To achieve a smooth, even surface, ready for coating.
  • Dust Removal: After sanding, the surfaces were meticulously vacuumed to ensure all dust particles were removed, crucial for a clean finish.
  1. Applying Loba 2-Pack Satin Finish
  • First Coat: The non-slip Loba 2-pack satin finish was applied to the sanded stair treads and landing. This high-quality finish is known for its durability and slip-resistant properties, making it ideal for staircases.
  • Drying and Buffing: Once the first coat dried, the surfaces were lightly buffed to prepare for the second coat.
  • Second Coat: A final coat of Loba satin finish was applied, providing a robust, satin sheen that enhances the natural beauty of Merbau timber.
  1. Painter’s Final Touch
  • Final Coat on Risers and Stringers: After Brisbanes Finest Floors completed the treads and landing, the painter returned to apply the final coat of white paint on the risers and stringers, ensuring a seamless and polished look.

Benefits of This Approach

  1. Enhanced Aesthetics: The combination of Merbau timber’s rich, natural tones with the satin sheen of Loba finish creates a visually stunning staircase.
  2. Safety: The non-slip properties of Loba 2-pack satin finish provide additional safety, particularly on stairs, reducing the risk of slips and falls.
  3. Durability: Both the timber and the finish are designed to withstand heavy foot traffic, ensuring longevity and minimal maintenance.
  4. Professional Collaboration: The coordinated efforts between Brisbanes Finest Floors and the painter ensured a comprehensive and high-quality finish, with each team focusing on their area of expertise.


This project by Brisbanes Finest Floors highlights their commitment to quality and attention to detail. By using premium products like the Loba 2-pack satin finish and ensuring meticulous preparation and application, they transformed the Merbau timber stairs into a durable and beautiful feature of the home.

For those considering similar projects, Brisbanes Finest Floors offers expert timber floor sanding and coating services that deliver exceptional results. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit Brisbanes Finest Floors.

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