Wood Stairs - paint the risers or stain?

House is being yeah....dirt. part of the renovations will be to sand, stain, seal the hardwoods. The stairs are currently painted brown. We will be sanding down the steps for sure. We will *probably* paint the risers. I peeled some of the paint off to see how easy it would be.

So, should we:

1- peel off the paint, prime and paint white?

2- paint right over the brown?

3- keep the brown side trim (or white), but use a peel & stick riser?

4- refinish the risers?

No matter what, there will NOT be a runner. We will probably do transparent grip on the steps.

Can you share some stair photos of painted risers and refinished full steps?

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