Sand and stain staircase vs capping
Staircase is original builder solid wood one from 1985. Looking to get it modernized with iron pickets and espresso colour to match the floors and with the risers being painted white. Is sanding and staining the way to go with this kind of wood or can one go with capping the threads? I've been told that sanding the stairs will not fix any loud creaks that some of the steps have but that if we decide to go with capping, you can typically fix these since you'll be installing new risers as well.