I would practice on something else before you start with the cabinets. See the outcome, then decide if you want to try it on the cabinets.Like a previous questioner, I would like to darken my light maple kitchen cabinets. They are sealed with poly. The suggestion to apply a tinted poly over the existing sounds like it isn't too much work. Can someone give me step-by-step instructions? Do I have to sand everything? Can I use TSP or something to knock down the shine? What exactly do I need to do to darken my cabinets a bit?
I've tried the Polyshades once or twice. Never really liked the way it worked. I'd rather strip off the finish and restain the piece to the color I want, then apply the top protective coats.