Hi again,This is my first post in awhile. I became discouraged during all the switches/log in problems going on and just recently rediscovered the forum. It is nice to see some familiar names still posting. I can't seem to find any old posts. I know that there were lots on this topic before......? AnyhowI dislike my Oak on my stairs and would like to know what you all think I should do? Paint Black or Stain Dark?I have included pictures of my staircase and also a picture of a sample stained oak door that I had.I was thinking of painting/staining the railing and also where the spindles go into at the bottom. The flat oak panel that sits on the wall I was thinking of painting out wall colour! What do you all think. I really value your opinions. I am worried about painting the oak as opposed to staining because everyone I talk to says "You can't paint over nice wood" and "Oak is going to come back in style". Will I regret it if I paint it black?