I have been following the staircase dramas over on 'The House That AM Built' blog. I tried to explain how I used dark wax and not stain on my staircase which has worked beautifully and thought it would be easier to show rather then just explain. So please excuse this random post.
The original staircase (house was built 1919) which I stripped back, it had soooo many layers of paint.
The new stair case made from pine which we put in to make me a loft studio for painting as the light is great all year round up there.
And the fabulous wax.