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) 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.
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 ..
Great product! I combined the Brown Mahogany and the Java stain to get the exact color I was looking for. I brushed the stain on with a clean painters rag and then used the "wipe off" method with a different clean rag, as I hated leaving visible streaks or blotchy-ness during drying. I treated every coat like it was the top coat, making sure to not leave any blobs or streaks and just let a little bit of color soak in with every coat. It took more coats, more stain,..
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 ..