How to maintain your staircase

Purchasing and constructing a new staircase is a costly investment, so it’s understandable you want to do what you can to maintain its high standard. 

Regular use, young children jumping around, and exposure to natural moisture can all affect the overall look of your staircase - leading to squeaks, breakages and more. 

Looking after your staircase isn’t as complicated as it sounds - our experts are here to show you exactly how to do it. 


Act on changes to your staircase 

As with any area of your home that is used frequently, it’s only natural your staircase will change over time. 

Whether it’s in appearance or sound, it’s important to fix your staircase as soon as you notice any changes. This could include replacing staircase parts and fixing your squeaky staircase

This will limit any further problems from arising and ensures it’s safe to use at all times. 


Take care when painting your staircase

Adding colour to your staircase acts as a protective layer, to prevent moisture, dust and shoes from damaging the treads and risers. But it’s important you know how to do it correctly. 

When painting or varnishing your staircase, part of the preparation process involves sanding and cleaning all parts. 

It’s important to take care when doing so, as you don’t want to wear away any important corners or remove any sealant keeping staircase parts together. 

Follow our how to enhance your staircase guide for more information on how to paint your stairs like a pro. 


Be careful 

It may not seem like much at the time, but throwing your bag over the handrail or leaning on the spindles is a common factor in the warping of your staircase. 

By taking care around your staircase, you will reduce the likelihood of damage arising and maintain its original condition for as long as you can. 


Protect your staircase

If you have a wooden staircase, we recommend treating it to preserve its look and finish. 

Using an oil or water-based wood treatment will enhance the colour while adding a protective layer to limit any changes in appearance. 

This can be done as and when you deem necessary. 

To further your understanding of wood treatments, take a look at our how to treat your wooden staircase guide. 


Don’t be afraid to enlist the help of a professional

They’re called professionals for a reason and are there to help you out when you have a problem. 

If you’re not sure how to resolve an issue or need to install a staircase part but don’t know how, feel free to contact us for assistance. 


Shop staircase parts today from Wonkee Donkee

We’re experts on all things staircases here at Wonkee Donkee and have a wide range of quality staircase parts available for you to purchase today, at competitive rates you won’t find anywhere else. 

We pride ourselves on our friendly team, who are always on hand to answer any of your questions and talk you through our staircase options - just get in touch today. 

Give us a call on 01938 557733 or send us an email at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Don’t forget to include as much information as you can about what you’d like to achieve, so we can recommend a suitable solution.