staining oak cabinets
I have builder's grade oak cabinets from the 70s. I was considering painting them but someone suggested that I stain them instead to a darker color (right now they are the standard yellow "oaky" color). The cabinets do not have a shiny finish on them so I assume all I need to do is clean them and sand them. I am worried that the new darker stain will not soak in evenly. Is there any way I can avoid this problem other than sanding them thoroughly? Has anyone tried to stain their cabinets darker with good results? Thanks in advance for any assistance!