Have we ruined our kitchen cabinets? Please help!
My FIL was kind enough to build custom white maple cabinets for our new home. He did an amazing job for his first project of this size. We attempted to stain and finish the cabinets and now have a huge mess! We wanted the cabinets to have a matte finish and appear to be hand-rubbed, so we decided to try the Watco Teak Oil finish. We tried it out on our bathroom vanities and it gave just the look we wanted. On the vanities, we stained them one weekend and applied the Teak Oil finish the next weekend. They turned out great. The problem is we attempted the same finish on the kitchen cabinets and now have a mess. We stained them on Saturday and after waiting 24 hours, we applied the teak oil finish today. The result is a streaky mess. Although the stain appeared dry to the touch, the oil finish removed the stain in certain areas and now the cabinets look terrible. Is there any way to apply more stain now or perhaps apply some sort of toner to even out the color? We are just sick about the mess that we have made to my FIL's hard work. Please help us!