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The product is QT DK Wal Gel Stain
Perfect For Use On Furniture
The product is manufactured in United States
Provides twice the coverage of ordinary oil-based stains
Thicker consistency to prevent drips
No lap marks of grain raise
Ideal for vertical surfaces
Can be used on fiberglass and steel doors
QT, Dark Walnut Gel Stain, Thicker, Easy To Control Gel Formula, Perfect For Use On Furniture, Cabinets, Doors & Window Trim. Can Be Used On Fiberglass & Steel Doors To Create The Look Of Natural Wood.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this not even caring about the color; I just wanted to try the gel stain. I just bought a 2300 square foot home with 90s style golden oak on every wood surface in the house. I. Hate. Oak. I felt bad painting it, because it is actually nice wood. But I didn't want to have to sand all of the varnish off and re-stain all of that woodwork. Granted, this does take a few extra coats, but each coat takes significantly less time (for me at least) than painting / staining. I'm planning on doing all of the trim and doors, as well as the kitchen cabinets. A quart goes a looong way. I did 3 coats on my kitchen cabinets (medium-sized kitchen), and I still have half a coat left. Not only is it the easiest to apply, with the least amount of prep work, but it also is the cheapest. I'll probably spend $50-70 on my entire house, vs. well over $100 in paint. If you want tips on how to successfully apply it, I would suggest watching a couple of youtube videos. I spent about ten minutes watching...
My favorite stain. Wipe or brush on, wait 2 minutes, wipe off excess with a rag. Unlike other brands of gel that require 8 hours between coats, Varathane can be recoated after 2-3 hours. As with any stain, pine, soft maple, etc. need conditioner before staining to avoid a blotchy finish. I've used both Varathane and Cabot's wood conditioners as a prep for this product with equal success. Only caution is the finish has an orange/pumpkin tint rather than red. Quite pleasant, but not the reddish hue originally expected.
Great stain, easy to apply. However, Amazon packaging did not sufficiently protect the container from damage. Lid was so badly bent in shipping that it was almost impossible to reseal. Could not return as it is a volatile liquid. Recommend buying from a local source if you can find it.
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