We have just had new handrails/spindles/newel posts fitted but they have not been treated with any stain/varnish. We went to the local DIY strore at the w/e and were left confused at the various choices of stains/varnishes/oils. Could someone please recommend what is the best treatment for them?
What tiomber? What style? What general decor have they got to match?
Staining that lots in situ with a purely stain product would test the patience of Job. If you want to change the colour from natural either get some lessons in relaxation and meditation before you start or use a combined stain and sealant/varnish so that it is easy to apply and does both jobs in one go.
They are inside, they are for the stairs. Made of pine (I believe) in what's referred to as 'Colonial' style. The plan is just to paint the walls in a good hard-wearing paint.
We did see a coloured varnish but also a Danish oil - wondered if that was applied with a cloth whether it would prove easier than the varnish? Patience, meditation and relaxation not words regularly associated with me!!