Bob, I need you help. After stripping the wood in my house. I found the base broads to be in perfect condition, but when we finish the stripping on the banisters we realized that the previous owners had stained the wood- leaving it discolored. After an attempt to sand it down, we were unable to get rid of the color completely. I would like to know how I could go about bleaching the wood to a more natural color, so the stain will match through out the house. I need help right away.