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Everything you need to know about metal stair spindles

Metal stair spindles are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners. 

The selection of unique styles and finishes means you can completely transform your staircase into one that meets your current decor preferences. 

Unlike a traditional wooden staircase, you’re able to add a 21st Century twist to your home – creating intrigue and hinting at the rest of your home’s interior. 

Keep reading to find out more about metal stair spindles

Can I install metal stair spindles myself?

Of course! 

Many homeowners choose to reinvent their staircase by switching out the style and material of the existing spindles. 

Although time-consuming, you can remove and install spindles yourself. 

To remove the spindle, you need to use a chisel to remove the infill strips – found above and below the spindles – from the baserails and handrails. 

Carefully remove the spindles by levering them back and forth until they come away from the rest of the staircase. 

If there are any stubs remaining, use a claw hammer to free them. 

Then it’s time to install your metal stair spindles, but please be aware, you may have to switch out the supporting handrail if there is a drastic change in the shape and size of the spindle. 

This is because the existing holes are drilled to suit the previous spindles, which may be too big or small for their metal replacement. 

Make sure to measure the area between the handrail and baserail and drill the correct number of holes before gluing in place. 

If you class yourself as a bit of a whiz with DIY projects, installing staircase parts may come easy to you. But, if you don’t have time or the money to take your flight apart and put it back together, we advise you get in touch with the professionals. 

They can install your metal stair spindles efficiently for a fair price. 

Are metal stair spindles easy to maintain?

Like most things in the home, it’s important to take care of your metal staircase components to ensure they look as good as new for as long as possible. 

Dust regularly with a microfibre cloth to prevent scratching and make sure not to hang anything from them or lean on the spindles, as this can cause warping to the original design. 

Are metal stair spindles expensive?

The cost of metal stair spindles depends on the design, amount and height you decide to purchase. 

By going to a quality supplier like Stair Crazy, you’re guaranteed a fair price for your staircase parts. 

If you take the list of benefits of metal stair spindles into consideration, they’re extremely cost-effective. You can add drama and a shift in tone without having to replace the whole flight. 

How long do metal stair spindles last?

With the right care and attention, your metal stair spindles can last for as long as you need them to. 

By investing in premium material, you’re guaranteed a lasting finish that isn’t prone to breakages, warping or rusting. 

Get metal stair spindles today 

Whether you’re redesigning your staircase, or simply changing your spindles for a metal design, it’s important you go to a trusted supplier.

Stair Crazy is home to a team of professional experts, who are on hand to give support and advice when choosing metal stair spindles. 

You can choose from a range of styles to suit your design preferences. If you’d like more information, get in touch with the team today. You can give them a call on 01942 365 509 or send your questions to [email protected] and they’ll get back to you as soon as they can.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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