Really hoping someone can help.
I have hand built kitchen cabinets. They were built by the original owner of my home about 20 years ago. I have very little information on my cabinets. I do believe they are pine. They are stained, but I do not think they are sealed. I notice when I clean them some of the stain comes off on the rag (a bit of soap and water) you can not tell on the cabinet though that some stain came off. They are a matte finish.
They are 20+ years old, and need a good cleaning, and I am hoping to put some sort of sealant on the wood. I have no idea what to do. So I poly them? Paste wax? Clear coat? How to I tell what to do so I don't do damage to the wood?
Thank you in advance if anyone can help.