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Black Gel Stain

Product ID : GF-GES-BLK
Price: $26.75

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Gel Stain - Black (Oil Based)
General Finishes
Available in 2 Sizes: Quart and Pint

This is General Finishes popular, Gel stain that has been featured across the nation's social media for repurposing & upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel stain that has the most "finishing feel" of General Finishes products. Woodworkers love the lustrous finish that shows up when rubbing out the 2nd and 3rd coats. Gel Stains are formulated with a combination of pigments, oils, and urethanes to produce a durable and beautiful "hand-rubbed" finish.

Gel Stains are heavy-bodied, and so do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oilbase 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. They are available in Antique Walnut, Black, Brown Mahogany, Grey and Java.

HOW TO APPLY OIL BASE GEL STAIN

  • Sand wood to 120-150 grit. Sanding between coats is optional.
  • Apply Gel Stain on liberally with a poly foam brush, Handi-Painter applicator, natural bristle brush, or a cotton cloth.
  • Then wipe off with the grain using a clean dry cotton cloth or even better, high quality paper towels.
  • Additional coats can be applied for a deeper, richer color.


HOW TO USE OIL BASE GEL STAIN OVER EXISTING FINISHES

PREPARE THE SURFACE

  • Cover any glass with blue painter's tape. Remove (or tape off) any hardware as the gel will stick to it.
  • Clean the surface with mineral spirits and scotch brite pad or a mixture of 50/50 denatured alcohol and water.
  • Sand the surface with 400 grit paper or a soft back sanding sponge. This is not a heavy duty sanding, but a light buffing.
  • Wipe off dust with a tack cloth or a water dampened rag. Let dry.


TWO WAYS TO APPLY GEL STAIN OVER EXISTING FINISHES
 

1. Apply On/Wipe Off Method: 
Work on one section at a time. Apply gel stain liberally with a cotton cloth, pad, brush, or Handi-Painter applicator. Wipe off excess stain with a cloth or high quality paper towels.  Wipe with the grain and blending any adjoining areas. Additional coats will darken the initial coat.
2. Painting Stain On:
This method is normally used if a very dark painted look is desired. Dry brush on sparingly the first coat. Brush on the second coat heavily with a bristle or foam brush and then dry-brush the excess stain off with a clean brush. Using the flat part of a dry bristle brush (slightly angled) brush across and feather out in the direction of the grain pattern. Additional coats will give a darker color. 


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