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.
Gel Stains are heavy-bodied, and so do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-base stains do. Because of this, they are often less affected by the condition of the wood, and can help you get a more even appearance on difficult woods such as aspen or pine.
Just wipe on with a clean cloth and you’re ensured of professional quality results without brush marks. Stains dry to the touch in minutes. If you want a darker color, apply another coat of stain in only 6 hours. Once you’re satisfied with the color, apply General Finishes’s satin gel topcoat finish. Special formula repels dust between coats. No sanding needed between coats and no unpleasant smell.
Note: Coded as a flammable substance by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Can not be shipped by air or through the postal system