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1) Can Java Gel Stain be used on cabinets that have been painted? I used it on cabinets that had been painted black and white. Thought id give it a try before doing extra steps! Didn’t strip them or anything and this product worked wonderfully going right over the paint. Did four coats on the white and two on the black. Hope this helps!
Depending on the look you want.