Just an FYI to everyone. I went into that Large Orange Store yesterday to pick up a few things. One of those things were 4 ball type Bannister tops for the top of the pillars I am currently working on. They only had the pieces in pressure treated wood, which as you know, would look ugly...at best.
So I had a conversation with someone in the paint department and I told him that I was surprised that this store did not carry interior stair parts. Her answer to me was that no one ever bought the stuff. But she did have a chemical that would take all of the green color out of the wood. I said she would have to show me....and sure enough....she took one of the ball toppers the was pressure treated and dipped it into this solution. It worked like magic. All of the green color was gone....so my problem was solved. I did not know that even such a product existed.
It is made by Behr.....and is about 8 buck a quart.