Gel Stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil based stain available. These Gel Stains are for interior use only. They have a sating sheen that deepens with extra coats. Follow these recommendations for General Finishes Oil Based Gel Stains.
PREP SANDING BAREWOOD: 120-150 grit on bare wood.
COATS: 1-2 (additional coats can be applied to deepen color)
RECOAT: See application instructions
CURE TIME: 30 days under ideal conditions (70 degrees and 70% humidity). However, this may vary slightly with humidity & temperature. Good ventilation, air movement and higher temperatures will accelerate dry time.Dry time and cure time are totally unrelated. During the curing process protect your flat surfaces and avoid placing any heavy items on horizontal surfaces or sliding anything across the surface.
APPLICATION METHOD: Wipe on, natural bristle brush, foam brush, or paint pad applicator
TOPCOAT: Gel Satin, Arm-R-Seal, High Performance
CLEANUP: Mineral Spirits
COVERAGE: 200 sq.ft/qt
CAN SIZES: Pint, Quart,
STORAGE: Always store product in temperature controlled space. Partially used oil based products will start to oxidize with contact with air, forming a film or hardening. Gel stains will harden faster than most. If you plan on st