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General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint

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5.0

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Product Information:

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, you’ll be finished sooner with less effort and better results than ever before.

  • 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)


  • Need help refinishing old cabinets or cabinets that are in perfectly good condition? Tired of that golden oak color
    and would like a more modern, up to date look? General Finishes Gel Stains open up a world of easy-to-attain
    possibilities for revitalizing wood furniture, redecorating your home by changing the color of wood cabinets,
    furniture and floors, and achieving an excellent first-time finish. These oil-based products are super easy to
    use and produce a ‘hand-rubbed’ look with little effort. Just apply with a foam brush or lint-free cloth
    and wipe off – heavy-bodies gel offers even flow and consistent color control. Recoat time is quick, and
    sanding between coats is your choice. Use the gel topcoat for extra durability and protection.

    Many homes built in the 1980’s used stock golden oak cabinets in the kitchen and the bathroom.
    These cabinets were made with excellent quality construction and have proved very durable over
    the years in your home. A couple decades have passed and you would like to bring your kitchen
    or bathroom up to date with a different color combination for your cabinets or furniture.
    General Finishes Gel Stain is the simple answer – and extremely affordable too!
  • Available in 11 colors, including the popular Java (shown here)
  • Multiple coats can be used for even more color combinations













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    Articles:

  • How to Use Oil Base Gel Stain Over Existing Finishes - General Finishes Gel Stains contain urethane, which allows the gel stains to be used for finishing over existing top coats, stains, and paints.
     
     
     

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    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Quality materials (5)
    • Durable (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small jobs (6)
    • Big jobs (4)
    • Inside (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (4), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

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    5.0

    Excellent results

    By  roseberri

    from Newark,OH

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Durable
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

    • Mineral Spirits Cleanup

    Best Uses

    • Small Jobs

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    We saw the use of this product online for re doing finishes and it was everything that was promised.

     
    5.0

    Easy product for beginner

    By  Rebecca

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inside
    • Small Jobs

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    LOVE this stain! I have never attempted a staining (or painting, or anything!) project before but after reading a Pinterest tutorial including the product I became inspired to convert an ugly light wood dresser to a beautiful, rich espresso. Product is very easy to apply and after three coats, my junky freebie dresser looks like a brand new piece of designer furniture. If this noob can use it and be successful, you can too! Don't hesitate to give it a go!

     
    5.0

    The best gel stain I've ever used!

    By  Rs

    from Slidell la

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    I refinished 2 bathroom vanities with this. They both came out perfect.

     
    5.0

    Great stain

    By  Jo

    from Fairfield CT

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inside

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    This stain covered great and was easy rouse.

     
    5.0

    Great product!

    By  grizzygirl

    from Kernersville, NC

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs
    • Small Jobs

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    This stain was great for my bathroom cabinet re-do. I had the builder's grade, ugly light oak color cabinets, and this java gel color was absolutely beautiful after 3 coats! So easy to apply - anyone can use this product!

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By  Karen

    from West Virginia

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs
    • Small Jobs

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    First time using gel stain and it was quite easy to apply to my 2 end tables. Loved the expresso color. Used a man's tube sock to apply and a small can goes a long way. Just had to stop myself from overspreading the stain.Will definitely buy again and the customer service and shipping were terrific.

     
    4.0

    Easy to use with a great end result

    By  The Projecteer

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Strong Odor

    Best Uses

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    I used this to refinish a bathroom vanity and couldn't be happier. It went on smoothly and really covered the older wood even with the blemishes there from age. Love the richness of the color, too!

     
    5.0

    Easy to stain, no mess!

    By  Dimples Monkey

    from Walnut Creek, CA

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Jobs

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    Found this on pinterest. I'm glad I've tried it. Ordering bigger one for bigger project.

     
    5.0

    Loved it!

    By  Judy

    from Lancaster, PA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good coverage
    • Great color
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    stained bathroom vanity

     
    5.0

    Easier than another national brand

    By  Jerry

    from Southold, NY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs
    • Small Jobs

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, 1/2 Pint :

    I have not used on the project it was purchased for yet but the test pieces worked great. The Gel worked much better than an another big name gel stain.

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