Should I paint or stain the newel post on my steps?
I'm in the middle of a staircase remodel, and I just can't decide what to do with the newel post. It's currently stained, but very worn. If I choose to stain it, I will have to sand it and restain it to match the new stain on the stair treads. Another option would be to stain the ball at the top, and then paint the rest of the post white, like the balusters. This may give the staircase a more up to date look. Or I could do something else entirely, I guess. Thoughts?