I was wondering what others might have done as an alternative finish for a
wooden handrail. I have a 1923 house and the rail is 'antiqued' but is made
of a pretty figureless wood (may also be poplar). I know the newels are
poplar, not sure of the balusters, but they are all painted. I don't want to
bother scraping down the handrail because I don't think the work will be
worth it. I don't want to paint it the same color as the balusters.
My wife suggested a crackle finish. Anyone have any other ideas/suggestions?