Working on my cabinets in the shop and I'm ready to start finishing. The walls are burgundy and being the gamecock at heart we want black cabinets. I planned on painting but didn't want to roll it or have to deal with umpteen cans of spray paint so I found a can of min wax poly shade classic black stain and polyurethane in one. The cabinet frames are made of cabinet grade plywood from Home Depot. The face frames are red oak. I tested the stain on a small piece of each type wood. The plywood took the stain very well and soaked it up for a good looking finish. The red oak did not. When I brushed the stain on the red oak and wiped it off it all wiped off except a little down deep in the grains. What am I doing wrong? The piece I tested had not been sanded. Does that matter? Should I just paint it? Should I not wipe it after I apply the stain?