Our house was built in the early 1900's. The owners were all in the "family" and we are the first owners not to be in the family. Noe we have noticed the porch white paint is badly cracking and looking worse for wear. We live in a small town so anything we do will raise eye brows but we know it has to be fixed. There is a lot of coats of white paint and I am wondering the best way to get it off? Also after we get it off well, paint or stain?