Refinishing oak stairs...
Basically, I don't like the honey oak stain on our stairs and would like to deepen the color...much darker AND also, diminish a lot of the grain. I know there are people here that love the look of oak, but I don't like the pronounced (excessive) grain.
Help me out with the process please.
Do I sand or use a chemical stripper to remove the finish first? Which method is quicker?
Is there a product that I can use to help diminish a lot of the grain so that the new stain will be more uniform?
What do I seal the new stain with?
Product recommendations greatly appreciated!