Hi! I am new to this forum and also to staining. A complete newbie, actually. lol Anyways I have a slight problem and don't know what to do about it and I am hoping someone here will know how to fix it. I recently bought a house and the kitchen cabinets are horrible. They are two toned, the outline is dark and the inner part is very light. I am trying to stain the lighter part so that it matches the darker part. I bought some Minwax gel stain and sanded down the lighter part of the cabinets and then applied the Minwax gel stain with a sock. I read about this method online and heard great success stories about it. Unfortunately, it has been five days and the gel stain has not dried and is still tacky. So I am thinking that the gel stain won't work? I am now planing on using mineral spirits to take off the gel stain. My question is what to do now? Should I try regular stain? or should I try a poly/stain combo? At my wits end right now and need some advice. Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciate!!! Thanks in advance!