Do I need to strip these first?
I've stripped(using stripper x), sanded and restained the majority of the wood in my house in preparation for doing the kitchen. The wood in the bathrooms and elsewhere was definately STAINED-as in it would bubble out and the color of the wood after the process was nothing like the original color-it was quite light.
Well, I stripped a section of my kitchen today, and, to my surprise, no color came out! So it appears the rest of the house was stained to match the RED OAK cabinets in the kitchen.
So, seeing as how there is no actual stain in them and just a layer of poly over them, do I need to strip them before staining them or can I just do a good job of sanding them and then proceed with the staining? I am using a stain/poly in one. If I can skip the stripping process, that would be a HUGE time saver. I've also posted this in the kitchen forum as well.