I have 2 bathrooms I plan to paint/stain the current cabinets in. Thanks for all the help on the painting questions. The ones I want to stain are currently the dreaded honey oak. I've read a lot of good things about general finishes java gel stains, and seen the beautiful results of using it on old cabinets. But I think the java is a bit darker than I want to go. I'd like a shade lighter, perhaps the walnut stain. Some things I've read say the java is best because of the tendency of gel stains to streak and look uneven, but the darker java color doesn't show it as much as the lighter colors. Had anyone used a lighter color, and did you find this to be an issue? Sorry to post on the kitchen site, but I tried the painting forum and got no response.