Gel Stain from General Finishes is home of the popular Java Gel Stain featured across the nation's social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel wood stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based wipe-on stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil-based stain available.
General Finishes Gel Stain produces a durable and easy to apply polyurethane finish. Its unique gel formula is ideal for furniture, crafts and woodworking projects. The Gel form helps to minimize blotches compared to traditional stains, resulting in an even finish even on difficult to stain woods, such as Maple, Aspen or Pine.
Supplied in an easy to control, gel consistency, Gel Stains are easy to apply by wiping on with a rag. There’s no messy splashing, drips, or runs.
Left on maple, right on oak
Preparation: Sand raw wood with #120 and no finer than #150, remove dust.
Drying Time: Good drying conditions 6-8 hours. Cold or damp conditions, up to 24 hours.
Up to 200 square feet per litre (800 square feet per gallon)
< 550 g/L
· Jan 5, 2021
We used this to to a face-life on our 20 year old solid wood bedroom suite. It turned our beautiful and like a new set. We saved thousands on a new suite by using this. A satin clear coat really "topped it off"!
· May 21, 2020
Goes on like the consistency of pudding with excellent adherence and wood penetration.
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