Stripping finish and applying new finish?
I moved into my house a year ago and the stairs and upper foyers are finished a light color. We'd like them to be much darker (maybe coffee colored).
Is there an easy way to do this? Since the new finish would be darker, can I just look at this as refinishing (sanding and then applying the new finish)?
Or do I need to strip the old finish off to get to the original wood, then put the new finish on.
My experience level is absolutly none - for all I know, sanding will remove the original finish
Any help would be appreciated