Asked on May 17, 2017
What do you suggest doing to old and dingy walnut woodwork? See below
I live in a home that is more than a hundred years old. It has beautiful walnut woodwork. Before I lived in it the previous owner's teens stayed in the home with a steady stream of friends. To spruce the house before selling it the woodwork on the steps especially but other places as well was sealed with a varnish. The problem is the woodwork was not cleaned or dusted first so the woodwork has built in dirt and even when clean looks disreputable. It has been suggested that I stain, in an antiquing fashion, over the varnish to make the stairway and other places look good again. What is your suggestion?