I'd recommend doing some serious research and questioning before
attempting to touch up areas where the finish has worn off. Many
homes in our neighborhood have 1966 vintage cabinets, mostly
light maple stained. I've seen many homeowners attempt to touch
up or re-stain the cabinets and it invariably looks horrible.
There is some sort of grain sealing process used by the cabinet
builders prior to actually applying the stain. Without this step, the
grain will be emphasized in the touch up areas and stand out terribly.
I used to have some info on the correct technique, but I can't locate
it right now. If I can locate it soon, I'll post it.
Background is that the house was built in 1969. Appears that the
kitchen cabinets are Birch, Honey colored. In a few places the finish
has worn off.
I need to sell the house and would like to make the cabinets look better
with minimal work and cost. Looking for suggestions, hopefully based on