Cool site, reg, thanks!
I have a similar staircase/landing set in my relatively modern house -
horrible mahogany varnish stained (along with everything else !!! :-( )
which I wanted white. This was five years ago, and I did it the hard way,
sanding down to give the surface a "key" then undercoat and gloss.
I used the sheen-finish gloss, and I have found it to be not very durable,
so I would recommend a good quality polyurethane - and I've even considered
adding some heavy-duty varnish in places - this is an area likely to get
knocked all the time, and it shows.
Someone more recently suggested, after sanding down, to apply a coat of PVA
first, but I don't know whether this would make a difference?
Anyway, I just did it a bit at a time and it took me weeks! But it looks
I'm absolutely sure I was a total doofuss and someone will have a better
idea .... good luck.
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