Well, I blew it!
I should have known that those stairs would not stain well due to too many nicks and scratches but stubborn me had to go ahead and try anyway!
Pardon my French but they look like shit. See for yourself.
I am so disappointed but even more I am so mad at myself for thinking that I could get the staircase to look like this:
You can't get a silk purse from a sows ear or whatever that saying is!
They're just to damaged.
So its either replace the treads (not flying with Rich) or paint them.
Guess what I'm doing next weekend?