Did you solve your stain problem?
I've been working with antique doors, stripping and refinishing them. I've found that after the 1st layer of Citristrip, a 2nd will actually suck the stain right out of the wood.
Really, it turns it into BBQ sauce, which you can slush off with a scrubbie and (yes) water. I've got these doors down to beautiful, unstained, unsullied, gorgeous wood. Two thick coats, and leaving it overnight.
I hope you've actually figured out what to do, but keep this idea in your toolbox. It's incredible, wonderful, non-flesh-eating stuff!