Painting over bookcases that were victims of a staining disaster
Hi there. We bought some gorgeous maple unfinished bookcases and stained them with Minwax gel stain, and they look AWFUL. So we sanded down one, but the Minwax lingered, and a coat of antique cherry oil stain was blotchy. We've decided to just paint them to cut our losses. Could you recommend the best process for doing this so the yucky stain is covered up? I'd be happy with a dark color, but am confused on primers and whether to go with an oil-based paint or not. Also, we saved the shelves from ruin and they're still in a virginal state: Would it look nice to stain those and paint the rest of the bookcase? Thanks very much!!!