Look under the railing where it meets the newel post. Many modern railings have a small hole underneath to access the nut holding the bolt in the newel post in place inside the railing. Place a thin box wrench into the hole and turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen it. Remove the nut.Click to see full answer. Likewise, can you remove a newel post?You may have a half newel post located on the landing against a wall. This should be carefully removed and replaced with a new half newel base cut to the required height. The new newel base will have a pre-cut hole at the top to accommodate the new half newel post.Furthermore, how do you fix handrail spindles? Apply a little adhesive to the ends of the spindle and fix with a pin into the handrail groove. The head of the pin should be placed so that it will be covered by the fillet. Repeat until all spindles and fillets have been secured in place. Keeping this in consideration, how do I remove a handrail from a wall? Wall-mounted Stair Rails Undo the screws that connect the stair rail to the wall-mounted brackets. Use a screwdriver to accomplish this. Pry the stair rail up off the brackets. Carry the rail down or up the stairs to a desirable storage location. Which side should handrail be on stairs?Both sides are better and safer too for installing stair railings. There are no standard rules. But mostly It is suggested on the right hand side as you go down the stairs. Very few stairwells are full walled on both sides, so the wall-mount rail is usually same side as the banister rail.