I have Scheinrich Kitchen Cabinets (don't know it this was a well known
brand at one time or not--I am pretty sure they are hardwood, but that is all I
know about the wood type)) and generally they are in pretty respectable shape.
However, there are some scratches in various places, and a couple of worn out
areas near the handles. I have gone to several woodcraft stores and a painting
store to try to match the stain and for some reason no one can help me in
getting a stain that will penetrate. I sanded one spot and then tried
denatured alcohol and that didn't work because thestain didn't penetrate. All
I want to do is repair the small spots. I don't want to refinish all of the
cabinets because I have a 3-year-old son, and he'll just muck them up again.
I would like the deteriorated areas to look reasonably good, but I
don't care if they look great. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to do
repair the damaged areas without embarking on a major project? Whether any
solution involves staining or not, I don't care.