We have a 100+ year old old victorian staircase that we stripped of
paint to restore the wood surface.
We polyurethaned the treads and risers while repainting the
Our plan is to stain the newel posts dark brown and give the mahogany
railings a clear finish.
1. What are appropriate finishes to use for staining and protecting
the newel posts? (we are looking for finishes that are relatively
easy to apply and that will stand up to wear-and-tear while still
looking period authentic)
2. Similarly, what recommended finish should be used on the railing?