ok..so I have been restaining my kitchen cabinets for the last couple months! I know..long time. Anyhow, I removed the doors and stained them outside while of course the rest was done inside. Once I got the doors inside, they are much darker than everything else. I have handsanded and it has not worked. Thinking the poly. would lighten it, I already placed one coat on the doors. What can I do???
you will have to use a darker colored lacquer (best) or paint to fix this. A dark stain darkens in sunlight. This is how we make a dark cherry. Or move all the cabinets to the sunlight for a few days until they all look like the doors.