I have a wood banister in my house along with a wood mantle and some wood trim along my cupboards and stairs. It's not a color I like. I want it darker.
Do I know what kind of wood it is? Not really. I think it's oak. I googled it, it looks very much like the pictures of oak that came up (yes, this is how clueless I am on this subject).
I am hoping some great DIYer out there in blogland (and Twitter) can help me! Can I stain it darker no matter what kind of wood it is? Can I just sand it and then stain it until it looks like as dark as I want it to? Do I need to seal it after I stain it?
Advise please or I will just start sanding it and staining like a mad woman and might regret it.
And what kind of stain should I use?
I am not a handy girl, as much as I want to be...I truly could ruin all the wood in my house if someone doesn't step in here...