Great instructions from Mogie. You will need to sand down to raw wood. You can used water based stain and poly. Oil based poly has a yellow cast and does yellow over time.
You can stain over stain with gel stain. You can go darker but not lighter.
I would recommend gel staining for Kitchen Cabinets. You do not have to sand them down to use gel stain.
Gel stain can be applied over an existing finish. :) If it is a slick finish you might need 3 to 4 coats of gel stain.
Hi Tal! I can tell you how to stain your kitchen cabinets with Dixie Belle Products! :)
It is super easy to stain with Dixie Belle:
Step one: Clean with White Lightning
Step two: Apply your choice of color of No Pain Gel Stain (oil-based) or VooDoo Gel Stain (water-based) in long smooth motions across the cabinets
Step four: Use Gator Hide for a water-repellent finish
No sanding required!
Here is a great video about how to use our VooDoo Gel Stain https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/626609691121004/
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Gel stain is great for restaining wood! Though if there are any scuffs in the wood finish prior, then you'll still see those blemishes.
Here's one method that would work well: https://rootsandwingsfurniture.com/blog/restainingcabinets/