Hello--I've started the job from hell. I have a Victorian house built in 1884 that has a beautiful railing and banister. Somebody along the way painted it white. Somebody along the way started stripping it and stopped because the job was too hard. I bought the house and have most of it stripped. I want to stain it a darker color. But then I'm really going to have to stain the floors the same color as the banister. The floors need to be sanded. Lots of scars and splinters. The floor boards are tongue and groove. A few boards have seperated and there's about a 1/8" gap between the boards.
Is there anything I can do to fix this? Smash wood puddy in the groves and sand over it??