How can I restain my stair banister?

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To restain your stair banister, you first must choose the brand and color of stain you want to use. Then, using as many dropcloths and pieces of plastic sheeting as necessary, cover up the staircase and any furniture that may be underneath it. Next, using a weak solution of paint mixed with varnish remover and a small brush take a clean cloth and cover an area of the banister.

Let the mixture soak in for a few minutes. When you're ready, you should be able to wipe the mixture away with a rag, although you may have to use a brush to clean off any of the remover. After removing all of the paint/varnish, wipe down the banister with a damp cloth, and dry it with a lint-free cloth. Next, wait about 30 minutes to be sure everything is dry, and then apply the stain you have chosen. It may take several coats to achieve the color you want. Remember to make sure the room is properly ventilated before you start.