I truly request your experience.
I am doing a stairway makeover and have removed the carpeting.
The treads and risers are plywood, probably exterior grade. The treads are bull nosed and need wood filler,throughout to make them somewhat presentable.
The balister and spindles are currently stained a golden oak.
I would like to RE-STAIN the balister a deep cherry black and RE-STAIN, not paint, the spindles an off white.
I would like to STAIN the plywood treads And risers the same color as the spindles.
My question is has anyone re- stained going from dark to light and how would you treat very rough plywood treads with a stain. Many thanks.