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This is the stain that has the most "finishing feel" of all General Finishes' products
Woodworkers love the lustrous finish that shows up
Heavy-bodied, and so does not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-base stains do
Can help you get a more even appearance on difficult woods such as aspen or pine
Easy-to-use stains simply wipe on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush (no spills or splashes)
These oil-based Gel Topcoats and Stains are quite possibly the easiest of all finishes to use and achieve a "hand-rubbed" look without all the work. Application is easy with a foam brush or lint free cloth. The heavy bodied gel formulation permits the product to flow out evenly (no drips or runs) preventing uneven penetration for consistent color control. Combined with no sanding (your choice to sand or not) between coats and a quick re-coat time, youll be finished sooner with less effort and better results than ever before.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This Gel Stain is a great product. I have had several professional contractors ask me who updated my cabinets. I just tell them I stained them myself. You should see their eyes. When I tell them that it was under $100 for everything, they almost faint. I recently completed a mostly DIY Kitchen upgrade, shown below (I had the backsplash professionally installed). The total project without appliances was under $2,100.
The hardware was $2 for each handle. I also added soft closing hinges for the cabinets ($3.12 each).
Contractors have mistaken this for a $10,000 upgrade.
I also updated the bathroom cabinets as well shown below. I was able to finish the bathroom (3 coats) and put 2 coats on in the kitchen with one gallon.
I used a matte finish polyurethane for the kitchen cabinets and a gloss finish for the bathroom cabinets.
We did not want to go as dark with our kitchen cabinets as the java but this color is great. We have received a lot of compliments. To get the results we wanted it took 3 light coats with a foam brush (no wiping) and we used arm r seal satin for the top coat. Very happy with the results. You will need more than one can to do a whole kitchen this way though.
Also to anyone considering another brand... Don't do it. We tried minwax gel stain initially and we were very unhappy with the results. We almost gave up on the project after that but the GF gel stain was much better.
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