Painting dark stained oak without grain showing through
I'm new on this forum. I've searched and think I understand how to prepare and paint over stained and varnished stair rail etc., thanks to everyone who shared info.
However, I do not want any of oak grain to show through the paint. I want it to look smooth. I'm not sure how to accomplish this -- whether the primer recommended will cover it. Or will I have to use some kind of wood filler and delicately cover the surface? If so, what, and how?
Stair rail and newel posts are currently dark stained oak with fairly high gloss finish. There are turned pieces and "cannonballs" to deal with. Balusters are black wrought iron, which I'm going to change to wood. It will all be painted offwhite.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated.