||09-11-2011 06:49 PM
Looks to me that you will need a good painter who has experience with doing cabinets. Do a search in the painting section on this forum and you will see tons of posts about painting cabinets. It is not as easy as one would think.
I agree that once a wood is stained and finished, its pours are filled up below the surface. You can strip and get to what you Think is raw wood, but there is still residue in there. Saying that, a stain will take different on that wood v.s. raw wood. Now there is another issue, the grain of the wood. Wood is not just wood. There is pine, oak, poplar etc. and all of them take a stain differently.
You are going to have a very difficult time staining existing cabinets (striped) and new unfinished cabinets and get good results. Are the style of the cabinets the same???? after 10 or more years styles change, that is another point to work with.