I have noticed that some of my stair railing coating has been chipping off, clearly due to wear and tear uses. I have an elderly person living in the house and has to hold the railing right to use stair. Is there Polish or coating that I can use to restore the look of it? Attaching pictures for the reference. First time homeowner in the States so really appreciate your help. Thank you so much in advanced. enter image description here

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Yes, sand it down and re-apply a suitable finish.

Looks like it is the damage from a ring worn by someone though, given how is is on the "corner"...

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    or until you are ready to sand it down, find a varathane and just feather it into the areas that are most chipped. Commented Oct 20, 2021 at 7:01

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